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The licterary activity of Wordsworth is linked to his region form witch he draw ispiration. His personal grand tour happened in France where he shared the ideal of the France revolution, he accepted the democratic idea to create a right social order but brutal, destructive developments of F. R. and the ware between France and England brought him to have a nervous breakdown. In this tragic moment, nature helped him, he felt protected and understood only among his lakes, where he spent the rest of his life. In this period he wrote the Lyrical Ballads with Coleridge; this lyrics begins with his Preface. The first poem belong to Coleridge (Ancient Mariner); the last belongs to Wordsworth (Tintern Abbey). These years were also characterized by other poems such as “The prelude” an autobiographical poem, “The journals” to give an insight in his experience of poet. We can’t consider Wordsworth a typical poet of his century, in fact he developed the poetic diction; it was an artificial and elevated language, in his Preface he explains the subject matter (argomento) and the language of poetry. The arguments is: everyday life whose the protagonist are ordinary people above all humble or rural people. The language must be artificial and elevated but also simple and know by everybody. He makes this choice because he thinks that simple life, rustic life is nearer linked to get the purest passion. W. Created the poetic diction: it is the romantic language used by the romantic poet, it was a language very elevated and artificial but inserted in argumenst, events, of everyday life, in fact the protagonist are ordinary people who live ordinary situation, in fact humble and rural people are described under many aspects of their life. This situation and characters needed a simple language too, in this way the poetic diction was a perfect example of balance, because it was perfect in style but also under stable by everybody. This choice was due to his personal view of life; the life in rustic world is more direct and linked to the passion; the poet should be a man who lives with other men, so related to everyday life. This is important to know people and their problems. His love for nature brought him to be in relationship with nature. In this correspondence between natural world and human mind gives to W. the possibility to show deeply the union between man and nature, especially as man react in front of nature in terms of emotions, sensation, sights, more than in the traditional analysis of the phenomenon in itself. When W.look at nature is not important the object in itself but his reaction to the sight of the object. This relationship with nature and men is really important in W. because W. thinks that man and nature are inseparable, man is an active part in nature, so nature has human and unanimated things. Nature as the role to help, to comfort man who lives a troubled life, so nature gives joy, pleasure, comfort to men, It represents a moral guide in his life, in nature man can find the spirit of the universe. Nature is analysed through five senses but W. uses eye and ears, because eye give him the possibility to see the perfect form of nature; the sound give him the possibility to ear the rumours that nature produces. For W. the sound of silence is important too, because brings man to reflect. This theory was supported by a philosopher “Hartley”; the personality of each man develops in childhood but the ideal environment is full of pleasure and pain too, because man is under the influence of society or physical experience. The sensation man feels, produce simple thoughts , than the sensation become complex and organised ideas. (Child lives in an idilliac place full of pleasure. The first contact with nature happens through the use of 5 senses and physical experience and produces simple thought). In this process of growth W. Established three ages: childhood, youth and adulthood, but what it is really important for W. Isn’t the division in itself but how man is related to each period with nature. W. Considered the childhood an example for his future condition (adulthood). How does the child look at nature ? His world is reach of imagination, is more dynamic and vivid, the adulthood through the use of memory can better develop his personaliy, memory is an help for his built but also is considered a force that W. Transform in poetry. This capacity of perception can have its best perception in tranquillity; so the poem is the best form of this process, because this scenery is seen in a idyllic moment, when he is satisfied of his life, he hasn’t problems, so he is dynamic, active, vivid in his relationship of present but also past experience. The use of memory allows at poet to reproduce and purifies the emotion that the experience produce in a idyllic poetic form; this second emotion is called kindred. The poet analyse the nature with a mist of past and present experience, the past emerge through the use of memory but this memory is not expression in itself (with positive and negative results) but it is epured in positive aspect to be written in a poetic form. This second memory is called kindred. We have an object= the sight of an element in nature; poet= the protagonist of the experience; through the use of 5 senses (emotion: it is the results of the personal experience; memory: it is the results of the past experience); recollection in tranquillity = because it allows to produce the best result; kindred emotion = the recollection of memory not in itself but purified; all this process is developed in poem by the poet for the reader that will have other emotions. The poet is considered an ordinary man but he has more sensibility, more capacity to understand the real meaning of things. Imagination help man to show his knowledge in this way he becomes a teacher how teach to analyse feelings and understand human mind; to better explain this process he tells about ordinary things, people, because there the dippiest emotions and real truth can be found.



  1. Luca

    sto cercando la traduzione di "a certain colouring of imagination" . frequento la quarta liceo