Shakespeare Wordsworth Shakespeare And Wordsworth Term Paper

Length: 5 pages Sources: 1+ Subject: Literature Type: Term Paper Paper: #27751528 Related Topics: One Hundred Years Of Solitude, The Tempest, Sonnets, Poem Analysis
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Here, though Wordsworth has once again assumed his place apart from the natural world, he denotes that it is of value to return to this beautiful space in his memory when he is in need of emotional or psychological respite. And ultimately, this reinforces the romantic imperative of distilling the human experience within its context. For Wordsworth, the context of modernity invokes a greater appreciation for man's inextricable bond to the natural world.

For Shakespeare, a pre-romantic prerogative toward leaving one's own stamp on the world seems to drive the perspective of Sonnet 116. So is this evidenced by his closing remarks, which states rather definitively, "If this be error and...


Still, the two pieces ultimately appear as different points on the same continuum, probing man's identity as it relates to forces greater than man such as nature, society and time. Indeed, a preoccupation for poets and for their readers alike, both Shakespeare and Wordsworth show a compelling desire to document mortality before they are felled by it.

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Shakespeare, W. (1609). Sonnet 116.

Wordsworth, W. (1807). I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. Poem Hunter.

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