The Valorization of Nature in William Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey

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Karabulut T.

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, vol.10, no.2, pp.207-214, 2013 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-214


William Wordsworth, often called the poet of nature, emphasizes the significance of nature, and how it inspires his imagination in his poems. He claims that poetry naturally comes by the expression of feelings which have deeply been inspired by and cultivated in silent nature. As he maintains a simplistic way of expression in his poetry, he emphasizes the importance of simple life in nature. In this article, I will analyse Wordsworth’s appreciation of nature and his gradual self-awareness and maturation in “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1978.” With respect to his concept of nature, I will also deal with his reflection of Pantheism, a religious belief among the Romantic intellectuals which identifies nature with God.