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And boy does he tell us. Especially the "five long winters.
So, "once again," the speaker can hear and see all the beautiful stuff that he remembers from his first visit. This is where he starts to describe those impressions, and he starts with what he can hear: The speaker describes the "steep and lofty cliffs.
Or maybe it just seems that way to the speaker.
We get the picture: The speaker "reposes," or relaxes in the shade under a "sycamore" 10 and lists all of the specific parts of the view that he remembers from the last trip to the River Wye: Lines These hedge-rows, hardly hedge-rows, little lines Of sportive wood run wild: The "hedge-rows," or planted rows of shrubbery, used to mark property lines or the edge of a field, look like "little lines" 15 from his vantage point.
There are signs of human life here, too.
But no sounds of human life: The farms he describes are "pastoral," which is interesting because the word "pastoral" can refer either to shepherds so these are probably sheep farmsthe countryside where shepherds are likely to live like the "Banks of the Wye"or to poetry about shepherds.
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The poem Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey is generally known as Tintern Abbey written in by the father of Romanticism William Wordsworth. Tintern Abbey is one of the triumphs of Wordsworth's genius.
Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth: Summary and Critical Analysis The poem Lines Composed A Few . A Poetry Comparison - A Poetry Comparison The poem 'Mother, any distance', by Simon Armitage is from a collection of poems titled 'Book of Matches'; it is meant to be read in the time it takes a match to burn, and thus cannot be very long.
"Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" was written in July of and published as the last poem of Lyrical Ballads, also in At the age of twenty-three (in August of ), Wordsworth had visited the desolate abbey alone.
The poem Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey is generally known as Tintern Abbey written in by the father of Romanticism William Wordsworth.
Tintern Abbey is one of the triumphs of Wordsworth's genius. The title's often shortened to 'Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey,' or just 'Tintern Abbey' if you want to get right to the point.
Lesson Summary. the poem 'Tintern Abbey' was.