University Of Education,
Bank Road Campus, Lahore
“Romantic & Modern Poetry’’
“Healing Power Of Nature
In William Wordsworth poetry’’
“M.A English B.Ed” Section: “C”
Talia Farooq => 157
* Stages of Literary Vision of Nature
* Stage 1
* Stage 2
* Stage 3
* Definition of Healing Power
* Healing Power of Nature
* Healing vision of nature
“William Wordsworth” (1770-1850) was an early leader of romanticism (a literary movement that celebrated nature and concentrated on human emotions) in English poetry and ranks as one of the greatest lyric poets in the history of English literature. William Wordsworth, is known as Prophet of Nature
Thomas De Quincy, declares that
“Wordsworth had his passion for nature fixed in his blood. It was a necessity of his being, like that of a mulberry leaf to the silk-worm, and through his commerce with nature did he live and breathe”
In his poetry, he deals with household truth. He sees nothing lofter than human hopes, nothing deeper than the human heart.
Stages of Literary Vision of Nature of WordsWorth:
In 1st stage, Wordsworth looks upon nature as a source of pleasure like skating, riding, fishing and walking.Wordsworth’s first love of Nature is a healthy boy’s delight in outdoor life.
In 2nd stage, he develops a passion for sensuous beauty of nature. As he grows up, his ‘coarser pleasures’ (“Tintern Abbey”: line 73) lose their charm for him, and nature is loved with an unreflecting passion altogether untouched by intellectual interests or associations.
In 3rd stage refers to human heartedness. This stage is followed by final stage of the spiritual interpretation on Nature. “At...