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The Nightingale by Coleridge and Wordsworths Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey compared.

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  • Submitted: 18/08/2011
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AS and A Level Comparative Essays

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Q: The concept of nature was extremely important to the Romantic poets. With reference to two poems, examine the ways in which nature is presented.

The concept of nature and imagination were extremely important to Wordsworth, Coleridge and most of the Romantic poets. This is especially evident in 'The Nightingale', whereby Coleridge reflects on natures association with man- more specifically it's disassociation and also evident in 'lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey', which celebrates Wordsworth's return to the Wye valley, which he had visited five years previously when he was on a walking tour, with his sister Dorothy. The importance of nature is presented in both poems through the use of language to convey the idea and themes of nature as soothing, spiritual presence; beautiful in vision and more importantly the importance nature has, in inspiring joy.

The concept of nature is evident in Wordsworth's 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey', as the whole first verse of the poem gives the reader an in-depth commentary of the rustic scenery, in which the speaker, Wordsworth recites the features of the landscape such as: 'The sea waters, rolling from their mountain-springs', presenting nature

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