The Prelude

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How is power presented in the Prelude?
Man's arrogant power is first shown but is then undermined as the true, overwhelming power of nature is revealed
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how does form present the power of man?
The poem is one stanza long, with many cases of enjambment. This shows how man doesn't think about his actions as he believes he is powerful so doesnt fear consequence.
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quotation for arrogant power of man 1
she was an elfin pinnace; lustily, i dipped my aors into the silent lake
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quotation for arrogant power of man 2
my boat heaved through the water like a swan
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how does structure present the overwhelming power of nature?
The use of increased enjambment after the volta reflects his inability to comprehend the fearful power of nature. Also, the poem is told in blank verse which reflects how he can not order his thoughts as he is flawed by his realisation.
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how does form present the power of nature?
The epic poem form usually features a brave hero. This could be seen as nature, who is adversed to man's hubris and arrogance.
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quotation for power of nature 1
but huge and mighty forms, that do not live like living men
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quotation for power of nature 2
the grim shape towered up between me and the stars
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best poems to compare?
ozymandias, kamikaze
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