The poet then goes on to elaborate her hidden aspects. Posted on 2012-02-08 by a guest. In many ways, this poem is a beautiful elegy. She ceases to be a nameless object of affection and materializes into a person the reader may mourn for, alongside the speaker. Nature can be presented the beauty of nature as a source of joy, a teacher, a comforter, a vision and as a divine presence.
It is iambic tetrameter with four beats, not the Romantic five, to the line. As it is mentioned as a single star that appears it highlights the brightness of the girl. Lucy comes from the Latin root lux which means light. Wordsworth narrates a simple ballad of a simple girl in the most simple words. In the poem, Lucy is both actual and idealised, but her actuality is relevant only insofar as it makes manifest the signifiance implicit in the actual girl.
Posted on 2010-11-01 by a guest. There is no tinge of artificiality. According to Wordsworth · Spoken language is good for poetry · Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origins from emotions recollected in tranquility. Whatever that is concerned you have to make sure you make your point clear. This poem is written in a rather simple language, and thus, it is easy to understand. However the poet's feelings remain unrequited, and his final verse reveals that the subject of his affections has died alone. The poet's subject's isolated sensitivity expresses a characteristic aspect of Romantic expectations of the human, and especially of the poet's, condition.
Further in his description, he uses metaphors as a bright way to make readers fall to thinking and make their own analysis of the poem and their life. The suggestion that she might have married somebody else is based upon very weak evidence. Asim Srivastava 3 star s The essay writer makes an honest attempt to engage with the poem but engages in too much unsupported speculation concerning the circumstances of her life. In the poem, the poet is more focused on his experience when reflecting on her death than on the observation of Lucy. The second stanza identifies her with nature.
In part, parodies of earlier works were intended to remark on the simplification of textual complexities and deliberate ambiguities in poetry, and on the way many 19th-century critics sought to establish a 'definitive' reasonings. Though the speaker seems to think she is easy on the eyes, it is also insinuated she goes largely unnoticed. Stanza 2 A violet by a mosy tone Half hidden from the eye! At that place she shone like a star. Posted on 2010-08-13 by a guest. She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways by William Wordsworth Poetry Foundation agenda angle-down angle-left angleRight arrow-down arrowRight bars calendar caret-down cart children highlight learningResources list mapMarker openBook p1 pin poetry-magazine print quoteLeft quoteRight slideshow tagAudio tagVideo teens trash-o. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me! If the reader had not been clued in to the importance this woman had to the speaker, the final line is definitive.
However, she dies, and this affects the poet profoundly. So it adds more to her loneliness and isolation. The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy. Madidon: University of Wisconsin, 1964. Notice how this stanza repeats the characterization of Lucy as distant and unknown like in the first stanza.
Lucy is nature, loss of her life is loss of nature and changeability is a major characteristic of nature. These two lines continue the soft manner and flow. The poem is an elegiac lyric of a mournful, personal emotion. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me! It was then published in the book Lyrical Ballads in 1800. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me! She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love: A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Yet again, the speaker highlights her isolation from people. A quiet life, yet a beautiful life. The death is given, again great poignancy; the word 'difference' again being powerfully expressive through understatement.
As a representative Romanic device, the lyrical voice compares the beauty of nature to the grace of Lucy. It is possible her beauty is of the simpler kind. In the second stanza the poet brings out simple ordinary images which are more appropriate to describe a character of a maid. This poem is personally my favorite. The shift from one notion to another is also used in order to emphasize the dreamy state of the author. Wordsworth wrote this poem about nature.
Through hi nature poetry he focused the eyes of the people towards the beauty of the nature. The real life identity of Lucy has never been identified, and it is probable that she was not modeled on any one historical person. She is made out to be more of a forgotten and undervalued maiden rather than a woman with enemies. In the poem, Wordsworth is concerned not so much with his observation of Lucy, but with his experience when reflecting on her death. The poem is a rhyming one, and the structure of the poem is rather traditional.