William Wordsworth can truly be marked as the essence of Romantic poetry. His poems lie in the boundaries of several themes. Wordsworth was able to pour his love for nature into his writings. His poems were filled with explicate detail and his obvious passion. He was able to take what was nature and transform it to a state of supernatural, and what was supernatural and make it natural. However, on the other side of the spectrum he also did the same for ideas not so pleasant.
He would write of pain and sorrow. He constantly followed one theme, much of his writing revolved around death. Though he favored both the mystical aura of nature and philosophy, many of his poems held mainly devout toward death and the drearier side of life. It’s apparent from his writing he’s experienced a number of scornful loses to death. Wordsworth had suffered from two major losses in the earlier period of his life. At the tender age of eight, his beloved mother passed away.
Five years to follow, his father passed away as well. He was left to only endure his sister Dorothy, whom later was suffered from serious physical illness. She too died later, as he took care of her. For Wordsworth, he experienced the tragedy of death at a terribly young age. The emotional challenges he had to face probably took major tolls on his development as a child. This might explain his cynical views that were often times very pessimistic.
He used his love for nature to transcend above the memories of their loses. However, even nature can’t always relieve one of voids from death.
Nature has a dominant role in Wordsworth’s poetry especially in ‘There Was a Boy’ and ‘Composed upon Westminster Bridge’, because in both there is a connection between Man and his surroundings, Nature. In ‘There Was a Boy’ and ‘Composed upon Westminster Bridge’ Wordsworth expresses his love for nature in imaginative and creative way, for example ‘Uplifted, he, as through an instrument, Blew mimic ...