Posted by TS21 on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 5:39pm.
Question: How did the Industrial Revolution affect the poetry of William Blake and William Wordsworth?
Okay, I'm not quite sure if I understand this correctly. Wasn't Wordsworth a supporter of the IR? And wasn't Blake thought to see the IR as a prophetic sign of the transformation of the world and hope that society would of been destroyed and remade?
But were the two Romantics after shunning the IR for it bought the change of being not close to nature in Europe?
Was Blake seeking peace? He had obvious Christian themes in his poetry?
And didn't Wordsworth think the world was happening too fast?
British Literature - Writeacher, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:24pm
Let us know what your conclusions are.
British Literature - TS21, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 11:09pm
Hmmm...this question is one I just can't seem to correctly phrase.
Answer: The poetry of William Blake and William Wordsworth was each individually affected by the Industrial Revolution. The older poet, Blake, could simply be said to hate the Revolution and the way it affected England while expressing that opinion in his work. When Blake wrote his work had a dark tone, expressing his dislike of the change as seen in “The Tyger”.
The younger poet took every aspect of nature and beautified it. He brought out the hidden, true beauty of life and showed it to all those who read his work. Wordsworth saw the change in the social and economic conditions and it had become an ugly scene. He had tried to express to his readers that the factories, mines, and other fields of the Industrial Revolution were cause of all the social and economic problems. Wordsworth wanted those who read his work to see that all those new inventions were doing was causing life's hardships.
Answer This Question
More Related Questions
- english - Which sentences use's iambic feet? It can be more than one. 1."My ...
- british literature - in william blake's poem " the chimney sweeper," the ...
- literature - I wanna know the life of William Wordsworth. Please help me.
- reading - what metaphor is in daffodils by william wordsworth ?my friend got the...
- literature - What are the major points of the Preface to Lyrical Ballads by ...
- English - Can you please check these sentences on Wordsworth's life, please? 1)...
- english - I have to write an essay about the poem "The word is too much with us...
- English - I am writing a research paper about the developments in literature ...
- English - Hi. Can someone explaint the message the poems "The lamb" and "The ...
- English - I don't understand what William Wordsworth's poem, The Prelude, is ...