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The Nature of Lucy William Wordsworth is a revered romantic poet who believed that the meaning of romanticism is best illustrated when using everyday life events and familiar speech Wordsworths explicit love of nature and mastery of the language allowed him to bring such emotion and power into each poem without the use of sophisticated words which he believes takes away the effect of what is trying to be said His intentions were such that any man capable of reading well educated or not could feel these emotions and fully understand his projected messages He drops to the earth for once all that matter-of-factness of which Coleridge complained Internet Bartleby Coleridge did not look to nature the way Wordsworth did Wordsworth best shows his love of nature throughout his renowned Lucy Poems In these poems Lucy is considered a child of nature She is pure like the earth and has been cared for by nature since her tenderest years Nature vowed to make her a Lady of her own Bartleby Wordsworth seems to believe that her death was an act of fate with Nature being so in love with her that it had to take her back from the Earth Nature serves as a vitalizing inspiring force in all Wordsworths works According to Wordsworth People are at their best when close to the splendor and mystery of nature Internet Anonymous 1 The attitude toward Nature in the literature of any age may be tested in two ways by what is said and by what is left unsaid and of these the second is perhaps the more significant Reynolds 7 The omitted information of the identity and age and the realization of Lucy has puzzled critics since the publications of these Lucy Poems Perhaps this is what has kept readers so interested and critics so baffled She is thought to be Wordsworths fantasy or his lover and to some she is believed to be
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