Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he views nature. Wordsworth has grown tired of the world mankind has created, and turns to nature for contentment. In his poems, Wordsworth associates freedom of emotions with natural things. Each aspect of nature holds a different meaning for Wordsworth. 'The beauty of morning; silent, bare' (5:WB*)
A main source of interest for Wordsworth is the absence of an unnatural presence, such as a city.
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upper classes, and to write in simple, straightforward language for the comman man. Wordsworth takes apparently insignificant moments and, by observation and contemplation, raises them to illumanations of experience. Wordsworth once defined poetry as the 'spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings,' and intense 'emotion recollected in tranquillity.'
* Abbreviations: WB - Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
TW - The World is Too Much with Us
TA - Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey