The Poets as Prophets

In book 1, Wordsworth states, “to the open fields I told A prophesy” (32). This he told to open nature, with the fields, accompanied by “poetic numbers” (32). Wordsworth uses a poetic means of prophesy that is mystical, that is both dark and spiritual, to praise both mankind and the celestial or fate. He spends much time with odes to historical or diety figures. With a mind to advising via pessimism in message delivery, Wordsworth the prophet of a poet is unhappy but direct and very lauding of those he describes as scholastic.

~ by boxcar9 on September 14, 2012.

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