Extract from, The Prelude MILES

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Extract from, The Prelude MILES 

Meaning: This poem is about hubris being shattered by nature and also about the conflict of expectation vs reality. Wordsworth was one of the first romantic poets and this poem is from an extended piece about his time as a young man. 

Imagery: In this poem, the boat is personified as a young woman and the mountain represents a powerful creature. The act of seduction between the poet and the boat could represent the power of ambition but also the heavy duty men would've felt around women at this time. The mountain appears at the volta and changes the poets mentality instantly- instilling him with fear. There is also some idyllic imagery when on the boat to describe the beauty of nature "small circles glittering idly in the


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