But it is not certain that what was good for the revolution was good for tragedy.
These poems were partly inspired by his conversations with his sister, Dorothy, whom he was living with in the Lake District at the time. Intimation of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood".
As he moved from poem to poem, he began to question why, as a child, he once was able to see an immortal presence within nature but as an adult that was fading away except in the few moments he was able to meditate on experiences found in poems like "To the Cuckoo". While sitting at breakfast on 27 March, he began to compose the ode.
He was able to write four stanzas that put forth the question about the faded image and ended, "Where is it now, the glory and the dream? It was a busy beginning of the year with Wordsworth having to help Dorothy recover from an illness in addition to writing his poems.
The exact time of composition is unknown, but it probably followed his work on The Prelude, which consumed much of February and was finished on 17 March. Many of the lines of the ode are similar to the lines of The Prelude Book V, and he used the rest of the ode to try to answer the question at the end of the fourth stanza.
The ode was the final poem of the fourth and final book, and it had its own title-page, suggesting that it was intended as the poem that would serve to represent the completion of his poetic abilities. The version also had some revisions,  including the removal of lines and The lengths of the lines and of the stanzas vary throughout the text, and the poem begins with an iambic meter.
The irregularities increase throughout the poem and Stanza IX lacks a regular form before being replaced with a march-like meter Dejection an ode the final two stanzas. The poem also contains multiple enjambments and there is a use of an ABAB rhyme scheme that gives the poem a singsong quality.
By the end of the poem, the rhymes start to become as irregular in a similar way to the meter, and the irregular Stanza IX closes with an iambic couplet. The purpose of the change in rhythm, rhyme, and style is to match the emotions expressed in the poem as it develops from idea to idea.
However, this celebration is mixed with questioning and this hinders the continuity of the poem. He also rejects any kind of fantasy that would take him away from reality while accepting both death and the loss of his own abilities to time while mourning over the loss.
The second movement is four stanzas long and has a negative response to the problem. The third movement is three stanzas long and contains a positive response to the problem.
He feels as if he is separated from the rest of nature until he experiences a moment that brings about feelings of joy that are able to overcome his despair: A timely utterance gave that thought relief, And I again am strong: The cataracts blow their trumpets from the steep; No more shall grief of mine the season wrong; lines 22—26 The joy in stanza III slowly fades again in stanza IV as the narrator feels like there is "something that is gone".
The Pansy at my feet Doth the same tale repeat: Whither is fled the visionary gleam? Where is it now, the glory and the dream? The narrator explains how humans start in an ideal world that slowly fades into a shadowy life: And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing Boy, But He beholds the light, and whence it flows, He sees it in his joy; lines 58—70 Before the light fades away as the child matures, the narrator emphasises the greatness of the child experiencing the feelings.
By the beginning of stanza VIII, the child is described as a great individual,  and the stanza is written in the form of a prayer that praises the attributes of children: On whom those truths do rest, Which we are toiling all our lives to find, In darkness lost, the darkness of the grave; lines — The end of stanza VIII brings about the end of a second movement within the poem.
In stanza XI, the imagination allows one to know that there are limits to the world, but it also allows for a return to a state of sympathy with the world lacking any questions or concerns: The ode is like To the Cuckoo in that both poems discuss aspects of nature common to the end of spring.
Both poems were not crafted at times that the natural imagery could take place, so Wordsworth had to rely on his imagination to determine the scene. Wordsworth refers to "A timely utterance" in the third stanza, possibly the same event found in his The Rainbow, and the ode contains feelings of regret that the experience must end.
This regret is joined with feelings of uneasiness that he no longer feels the same way he did as a boy.
Ozymandias. I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown. Index to Poems, Chronologically Lines written as a School Exercise Extract from the Conclusion of a Poem Written in very Early Youth An Evening Walk. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan. Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the premier poet-critic of modern English tradition, distinguished for the scope and influence of his thinking about literature as much as for his innovative verse.
The poem argued that a poet should not be excessive or irresponsible in behaviour and contains a sense of assurance that is not found within the original four stanzas.
Wordsworth took a different path as he sought to answer the poem, which was to declare that childhood contained the remnants of a beatific state and that being able to experience the beauty that remained later was something to be thankful for. The poems were not real conversations as there is no response to the narrator of the poem, but they are written as if there would be a response.Percy Bysshe Shelley () was perhaps the most intellectually adventurous of the great Romantic poets.
A classicist, a headlong visionary, a social radical, and a poet of serene artistry with a lyric touch second to none, Shelley personified the richly various—and contradictory—energies of his time.
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Biografia Giovinezza. Samuel Taylor Coleridge nacque il 21 ottobre a Ottery St Mary, piccolo villaggio tra le colline del Devon.
Il padre di Samuel, il Reverendo John Coleridge (–), era un rispettatissimo vicario; più modesta era invece la madre, Anne Bowden (–).