This is also the time of day when the parents realize that Lucy has probably not made it through the winter storm. Unfortunate death of the little girl in the end of the poem and then keeping her alive in the hearts with the help of supernatural elements is the very own style of Wordsworth. Lucy admits that the house is pretty rad, but she doesn't want Mariah to think she's too excited about it. All the Natural objects took their beauty from Lucy. His poetry according to the poet was made for the common folk and as such was written in a simple language using as far as practicable colloquial diction. The storm came on before its time: She wandered up and down; 30 And many a hill did Lucy climb: But never reached the town.
In this poem the poet depicts the life of a lonely girl who lived in a house in a valley with her father and mother. When the storm was over and she did not return her parents started searching for her. Nature said that Lucy and she would be one. The reader's experience of Lucy is filtered through the narrator's perception. William Wordsworth, His Life, Works, and Influence. The imagery consists of three images only. Stanza 13 And then an open field they crossed: The marks were still the same; They tracked them on, nor ever lost; And to the bridge they came.
They found that in the middle of the bridge a plank had been broken and there after the foot prints were not seen. From the table of contents, however, we are informed by the author that it is about 'A Slumber;' for this is the actual title which he has condescended to give it, to put us out of pain as to what it is about. Then downwards from the steep hill's edge They tracked the footmarks small; And through the broken hawthorn hedge, And by the long stone-wall; And then an open field they crossed: The marks were still the same; 50 They tracked them on, nor ever lost; And to the bridge they came. I have used the word pain, but uneasiness and heat are words which more accurately express my feelings. Lucy Gray first appeared in a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge known as Lyrical Ballads in 1800. The Modern Language Review 61.
His poems can also be seen as meditations on the fundamental character of the natural world. In the same letter, Wordsworth complained that: As I have had no books I have been obliged to write in self-defense. The 'bridge' which symbolizes the transition from one state to other, for e. Although nature shapes Lucy over time and she is seen as part of nature herself, the poem shifts abruptly when she dies. Thy mornings show'd, thy nights conceal'd, The bowers where Lucy play'd; And thine too is the last green field That Lucy's eyes survey'd. All that can be gathered about Lucy from his poems suggest that she represents more than one person, and that she is the combined representation of all the people that Wordsworth had loved and lost. Stanza 10 At day-break on a hill they stood That overlooked the moor; And thence they saw the bridge of wood, A furlong from their door.
Thus through this poem he might be trying to say that in the materialistic world of visual realism the spirit of innocence has little place to survive. The poet describes that when Lucy died she left him to that quiet scene alone Posted on 2016-01-28 by a guest. Although Wordsworth sought emotional support from his sister, their relationship remained strained throughout their time in Germany. You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section. The next morning they search near a bridge which is not very far away from their house and finally see the small footprints of their daughter.
The storm came on before its time: She wandered up and down; And many a hill did Lucy climb: But never reached the town. The dearest child of the nature was gone. You yet may spy the fawn at play, The hare upon the green; 10 But the sweet face of Lucy Gray Will never more be seen. William Wordsworth A Biography: The Early Years 1770—1803. Coleridge's financial means allowed him to entertain lavishly and to seek the company of nobles and intellectuals; Wordsworth's limited wealth constrained him to a quiet and modest life. Wordsworth further progress by adding that one can get a chance to see a fawn or a rabbit while passing through those valleys which are usually hard to trace but you will never be able to see the innocent face of Lucy Gray.
Nor will I quit thy shore A second time; for still I seem To love thee more and more. Death of an innocent lonely child hits reader deep and leaves an impact of sorrow. William Wordsworth 1770- 1850 Wordsworth, popularly known as the poet of nature was born in the Lake District in northwest England. Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray, And when I cross'd the Wild, I chanc'd to see at break of day The solitary Child. Unfortunately, the storm appeared as soon as Lucy left for the town. They describe a variety of relationships between humanity and nature.
Parody also appears in the 1888 murder-mystery reading of the poem by Victorian author 1835—1902. They follow the foot prints in the snow down a hill, through a hedge, down a stone-wall, across a field, and over to a bridge. Coleridge had yet to join the siblings in Germany, and Wordsworth's separation from his friend depressed him. On a deeper level, the bridge where she vanished has a symbolic meaning. Among the mountains did I feel The joy of my desire; And she I cherish'd turn'd her wheel Beside an English fire.