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Compare and contrast William Wordsworth and John Keats' attitude towards nature in the poems "Ode To Automn" , "Ode To A Nightingale", "The Solitary Reaper", "Daffodils" and "To A Sky-Lark".

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  • Submitted: 27/09/2004
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Compare and contrast William Wordsworth and John Keats' attitude towards nature in the poems "Ode To Automn" , "Ode To A Nightingale", "The Solitary Reaper", "Daffodils" and "To A Sky-Lark"

William Wordsworth and John Keats were two of the greatest poets of the Romantic age. Keats belonged to the younger generation of the Romantic poets who revolutionised the nature of poetry in English literature. The poems showed their great devotion to nature, they emphasis on to imagination to the super natural and also the reverence they showed to every object in nature. The poems I have chosen "Ode To Autumn" , "Ode To A Nightingale", "The Solitary Reaper", "Daffodils" and "To A Sky-Lark" all show even by the titles themselves how the poets give importance to common everyday objects of nature. All these poems show how passionately the poets felt about nature and they link different objects or experiences in nature with a greater understanding about the mystery of nature and the cycle of human life.

Wordsworth and Keats through their poems "To A Sky-Lark" and "Ode To A Nightingale" express the desire to escape from the human world into the world of nature's singers. "To A

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