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Wordsworth did not write by using lofty eloquent language and great issues and personalities as subjects This childlike quality was typical of Romanticism Wordsworths along with other poets such as Blake Coleridge Byron Shelly and Keats were all poets of this historical period 1780 1830 During this period these poets tended to view the world through the eyes of children or tried to see the world in a childlike way Children could be said to speak in simple unelaborated expressions and in the eighteenth century children were often seen as truly uncorrupted and as closer to nature Bygrave P25 Wordsworth unlike his contemporaries recognized that good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings and therefore nothing along the lines of strait-laced stoic little old women or grandiose dining rooms He wrote of rustic life not much was said but never were the important things left out Lifes most elementary feelings were revealed in the most permanent ways ever-present in the surroundings Wordsworths aesthetic appreciation was not destroyed by his poetic vanity he finds no need to embellish his phrases for sophistication Common language served Wordsworths purpose well As Wordsworth worked to revive the powers he felt as a child he plunged into his past As a result he was able to free himself of the times poetic conventions and use pure language to compose testaments of the wonders of the world around us In Resolution and Independence the poems consciousness of itself as a poem is central to its achievement This consciousness is shown by a characteristic feature of Wordsworthian and Romantic poetry the poems gradual indirect compelling shaping of itself into a journey A central figure in that journey is figurativeness itself relatively straightforward at the beginning metaphors and its workings grow increasingly self-exploratory as the poem progresses Even the openings straightforwardness is deceptive The poem does not simply move from happiness to depression before recovery as a result of
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