The Prelude

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CONTEXT:

  • Wordsworth was one of the first and most influential romantic poets in the romantic era.
  • He was passionate about nature.
  • His early life was depressing but he chooses to write about his happy times when he was younger as shown in this poem.

ABOUT:

  • Talks about the arrival of winter.
  • Talks about time passing.
  • Has a nostalgic feeling and brings back memories.

QUOTES:

"frosty season," - Winter. Wordsworth starts the poem off as if it's the beginning of the winter season.

"The cottage" - Evokes a sense of cosiness.

"twilight blaz'd," - Juxtaposes with "frosty season". The element of warmth could

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