Upon the moon I fixed my eye, All over the wide lea; 10 With quickening pace my horse drew nigh Those paths so dear to me. What fond and wayward thoughts will slide Into a Lover's head! Perhaps that is what is intended, but we are not given any particular reason why Lucy should be so sickly or likely to perish. At this point, the speaker gives the readers the idea that his ride to his lovers cottage is dream-like. The ritual sacrifice of a cow is also depicted. Born to an attorney, Wordsworth was the second, with an elder brother Richard, a younger sister, Dorothy and two younger brothers, John and Christopher. The speaker did not give any description about Lucy, which could imply that Lucy is totally a personal domain of the speaker. The meter alternates between tetrameter and trimeter, so each four-beat line is followed by a three-beat line.
Just as the moon disappears, the speaker has a horrible thought. It is also in opposition to the motion of the speaker. He then realizes that the 'Rose is June' has the same unavoidable fate to wither as the moon is fated to set. William Wordsworth; the poem is a Petrarchan sonnet: the 8-line problem is England's corruption, while the solution is Milton, who should return and lift England back to moral standards. But it is also effective in the sphere of psychological poetry as it shows the reader how a sudden shock, an awareness, may alter understanding and force an awareness of time and the speed of its passing.
This is an apostrophe addressing the wind, sectioned into five parts. Due to Spam Posts are moderated before posted. He is considered a second generation romantic; he was independent and wrote in his own style, created a unique voice in the genre. In one of those sweet dreams I slept, Kind Nature's gentlest boon! What fond and wayward thoughts will slide Into a Lover's head! Summary and interpretation: The poem follows the form of a ballad, with the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef…. A good friend of Byron, who thought he was the best, most unselfish person he knew.
In one of those sweet dreams I slept, Kind Nature's gentlest boon! Upon the Moon I fixed my eye, All over the wide lea: My Horse trudged on—and we drew nigh Those paths so dear to me. He had a very close relationship with his sister Dorothy, of which there are rumors of incest. He has realised that his love cannot live forever, and he will have to part from her one day or the other. His influence on the younger generation of writers was profound; indeed, many of what we now see as the Victorian virtues—earnestness, mature optimism, easy authority—are first incarnated in his poetry. Finally, he tried to make this insight the basis for a quasi religion, in which a benevolent Nature takes the place of a loving God.
I like the poem as I find the concept of things being ephemeral to be interesting. It is revealed that Lucy is dead and buried in the hills, and yet he still loves them both. And now we the orchard-plot; And, as we the hill, The moon to Lucy's cot Came near, and still. When the moon suddenly drops, the poet snaps out of this trance and his thoughts drift towards death. It plays up the differences between light and dark and was published in Hebrew melodic.
Posted on 2012-08-13 by a guest. When she I loved looked every day Fresh as a rose in June, I to her cottage bent my way, Beneath an evening-moon. A competition is going on between the speaker and the moon. At this point, the speaker tells of going to see his lover every day. The brevity of the life was being represented more and more in poetry and other prose around this time and was also being connected with the existence of God. This comparison is an ironic because he fails to realize that one day sooner or later the rose fades away and Lucy too whom he only sees as a blooming rose existing from day to day. He wonders how he would ever live if Lucy should die.
If his first readers turned against him because he was undignified, today we are more likely to turn away from him because he is too dignified. The opening couplet establishes a confessional tone. In one of those sweet dreams I slept, Kind Nature's gentlest boon! Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very Heaven! During a trip to France in 1791-92, Wordsworth fell under the idealistic spell of the French Revolution, which was only just beginning to slide into its violent, regicidal phase. This rhetorical move raises the narrative stakes at the outset. Academy of American Poets, n. He typified the romantic zest for life; he was a public and literary figure who was criticized for his forward behavior and liaisons with women.
The end of the poem states that the wind whistles for her, adding a pantheistic element to the circumstances surrounding her death. It is then implied that she fell into the river. The poem works well on several levels. Trainloads of day-trippers, following a vogue for the Lake District that Wordsworth helped create, showed up on the lawn at Rydal Mount to pay their respects. This particular ballad is not Wordsworth's strongest work. Written in quatrains with rhyme and meter. Also, his heart did not burn when he was cremated.
The turning point came in 1795, when the poet left London to set up housekeeping at Racedown, in Dorset, with his sister, Dorothy. The next stanza acts as a climax to the story being told: My horse moved on; hoof after hoof He raised, and never stopped: When down behind the cottage roof, At once, the bright moon dropped. My horse moved on; hoof after hoof He raised, and never stopped: When down behind the cottage roof, At once, the bright moon dropped. When she I loved was strong and gay, And like a rose in June, I to her cottage bent my way, Beneath the evening Moon. He describes the movement of the horse, as it paces hoof after hoof, and while travelling he keeps his eyes on the moon. And all the while my eye I kept On the descending moon. Posted on 2011-04-27 by a guest.