Saturday, 27 January 2018

Critical Appreciation of "TINTERN ABBEY" by Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Wordsworth's “Tintern Abbey” is one of the poems written by William Wordsworth. It was a part of his collection of the lyrical ballads and to which he contributed and his friend Coleridge also did the title of the poem is popularly known as “Tin tern abbey” but the entire title is lines composed a few miles above “Tin tern Abbey”. On revisiting the banks of the why during a tour July 13, 1798. First I would like to talk about the form of the poem.
This poem “Tintern Abbey” is a monologue in which the poet addresses himself the spirit of nature and sometimes his sister presence of nature is felt throughout the poem and he is addressing nature directly talking about nature and telling what Association what relationship he has with nature and he talks to his sister who is like his friend and he sees that she is also inspired by nature. She loves nature and he finds that there is some affinity he has with his sister. This poem is composed of blank verse this is a poem written in pentameters without rhymes somewhere at some points occasionally in this poem the poet departs from pentameters because he has some lines which are not in ten syllables they are missing a few syllables but they lend a beauty and charm to the poem the imagery of the poem is primarily taken from nature there are a few exceptions one or two examples are taken from for example anchor it is nautical and mansion which is architectural. This poem traces various aspects and stages of Wordsworth's relationship with nature since Wordsworth had a deep association with nature so when he talks about it throughout his life he had a very close tie with nature and his association relationship with nature evolved from stage to stage throughout his life this poem. This is a short poem, in this poem he talks about his development, the development of his relationship with nature this poem is marked with nostalgia as Wordsworth draws on his childhood memory in order to talk about his relationship with nature he talks about his deep and passionate involvement with nature in this poem, then I'll talk about the stages of poet's relationship with nature how it evolved the first stage is the poet's boyhood relationship with nature during his boyhood days is characterized by his complete identification and physical association with nature in retrospect when he's talking speaking the in the poem addressing his sister and nature. He thinks that at his boyhood he was one with nature, not a separate identity he was ecstatic about all the natural phenomena around him and was struck by fear and awe visibly the spirit of nature the second stage is the transitional phase of poet’s admiration and awe for the beauty of nature.
It is marked by sensuousness he feels he senses he admires and experiences all the natural phenomena with his senses and derives aesthetic pleasure from the beauty of the natural phenomena found around him. He can see this kind of enthusiasm and this kind of pleasure being felt right now by his sister and he tells her that I can see my own form my own self in you while you are you have while ecstasy why pleasure and you have that kind you are responding to nature in the same manner that I did in the past for this we can refer to line 15 to 120 the third stage which is the mature stage of the poet's relationship with nature is a transcendental and metaphysical stage when the poet can emotionally morally emotionally since he finds that the nature provides him with the balm to which can heal all the problems all the herd that he gets around a man from this world because of people selfish behavior and he draws more lessons also Marley also he's inspired by nature. He is guided by nature when he thinks that nature tells him guides him to the right path and tells him how to behave with people in the best possible manner despite all the hardships and the meanness that he comes across in day-to-day life in his urban setup. He also is associated with literature with nature here philosophically and spiritually he connects with nature in an inseparable way and specially in its absence also he can't hear he can see he can feel nature in arts in all its beauty and hues giving him guidance and telling him the real meaning of life now in at this stage when he has become very mature in his relationship with nature.
It is no more just a physical tie that he enjoys himself and nature but rather it is a philosophical guidance it is something philosophical and metaphysical that he's getting from nature he thinks that he can hear when he thinks about nature nostalgically sitting in his urban house he can still hear the still sad music of humanity thinking about nature from here we be naturally led to Wordsworth philosophy of pantheism how nature becomes important in his life he almost defies nature. We see that he thinks that there is oneness there is unity in all forms of living organisms as well as inanimate objects in this universe on this planet especially that we occupy pantheism, of course, means finding one spirit which we call divine spirit or God permeating all the objects, human thoughts, and actions various manifestations of nature and they are all one and divine. It is evident in the words of Wordsworth a motion a spirit that impels all thinking things and draws through the things so for Wordsworth nature is something that he worships and he finds divine existence in nature and he thinks that the spirit that permeates all the human beings I mean human thoughts actions and various forms of nature is one and it is something sacred and divine to him this point summarizes his philosophy of nature.