He asks her to take a lantern to her mother. Men occupy the highest echelons in all fields and institutions, and this gives them the power to dictate which stories are told and which are forgotten; because women are not men, their stories are suppressed. Yet Wordsworth structured the poems so that they are not about any one person who has died; instead they were written about a figure representing the poet's lost inspiration. The Two Addresses praise Edmund Burke for just those values Wordsworth had earlier excoriated. To convey the dignified, unaffected naturalness of his subject, Wordsworth uses simple language, mostly words of one syllable. John Wordsworth, William's father, was legal agent to Sir James Lowther, Baronet of Lowther later Earl of Lonsdale , a political magnate and property owner. At day-break on a hill they stood That overlooked the moor; And thence they saw the bridge of wood, A furlong from their door.
The Philosophic Mind: A Study of Wordsworth's Poetry and Thought 1797—1805. And then, once Nature has perfected her, it steals her away from others through death. There is no evidence, however, that the poet loved any of the Hutchinsons other than Mary. GamerGaters threatened Quinn with rape and murder, but she was not the only woman to be so targeted. Coleridge influenced Wordsworth, and his praise and encouragement inspired Wordsworth to write prolifically. C should be the correct answer - because Lucy is probably a mixture of many characters, both from fiction and Wordsworth's real life acquaintances, which is what a composite character actually is. Wordsworth's Style: Figures and Themes in the Lyrical Ballads of 1800.
The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hells can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, See Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt: The poet's eye in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. London: Oxford University Press, 1966. This stanza provides the setting and the foreshadowing for the rest of the poem. Of the history of that emotion, he has told us nothing; I forbear, therefore, to inquire concerning it, or even to speculate. It is best to leave the sanctuary of all hearts inviolate, and to respect the reserve not only of the living but of the dead.
This stanza continues to create curiosity about Lucy. Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray, And when I cross'd the Wild, I chanc'd to see at break of day The solitary Child. In 1794 and 1795 Wordsworth divided his time between London and the Lake Country, at one point telling William Matthews that he would rather be in London because cataracts and mountains were good occasionally but would not do for constant companions. The poem has frequently been read as a declaration of Wordsworth's love for his native England and his determination not to live abroad again: 'Tis past, that melancholy dream! Nor does he reveal why seeing her is worth mentioning. My sister never forgot it and recited it often to her friend.
He felt that their finances—insufficient for supporting them both in Ratzeburg—would have easily supported him alone, allowing him to follow Coleridge. Thomas De Quincy took over Dove Cottage. His works of poetry are filled with themes of death. They wept- and, turning homeward, cried, 'In heaven we all shall meet; ' - When in the snow the mother spied The print of Lucy's feet. He wrote it when he was 28 years old. Wordsworth acquired a copy of the and 1729—1811 collection of British ballads 1765 in Hamburg a few months before he began to compose the series. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community.
Lucy is a Woman in a Refrigerator, because, were she still alive, Wordsworth would have nothing to write about her. Instead, she is presented as an ideal and represents Wordsworth's frustration at his separation from Coleridge; the asexual imagery reflects the futility of his longing. As the horse plodded on, the speaker continued to stare at the moon. White Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1953. Logan, Wordsworthian Criticism: A Guide and Bibliography Columbus: Ohio State University, 1947; reprinted, New York: Gordian, 1974.
The grouping was originally suggested by critic Thomas Powell in 1831 and later advocated by Margaret Oliphant in an 1871 essay. Although Wordsworth claimed that the poem was composed while he was still in Germany, it was in fact written during April 1801. She is the personification of nature in all its beauty, wildness, and perfection. Frederick Augustus Sandys 1829—1904 , , chalk, 1881. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 110 September 1871 : 299—326.
Then downwards from the steep hill's edge They tracked the footmarks small; And through the broken hawthorn hedge, And by the long stone-wall; And then an open field they crossed: The marks were still the same; 50 They tracked them on, nor ever lost; And to the bridge they came. At this point, the parents weep and give up their search for Lucy. Misogyny was not the sole cause of the Isla Vista shootings, but a blind hatred for women is the reason Rodger cited most often. Her spirit seems to haunt Wordsworth, and he dwells upon her. There is a sense of tragedy throughout that one cannot shake off as one reads the poems. But in the narratives themselves, these women are empty shells whose sole value lies in the display of their tortured corpses. The speaker can seem either resigned to the inescapable realities of mortality or utter drained of the power to feel anything in light of the overwhelming loss.