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“Lines written in early spring” is a William Wordsworth’s poem, written in 1798. The poet is the speaker and he tells about his feeling while he’s in the nature. In the first stanza the poet heard thousands sound mixed together (the sound of wind, the water one, etc…). In this stanza he gives us the setting: he’s in a little grove. In line 8, the poet makes a criticism against the Industrial revolution: looking the nature he understand the damages caused by men (“What man has made of man”). In the third stanza he tells about what he sees: primrose, bower, periwinkle, etc… The last stanza is in contrast with the whole poem; it starts with a hypothesis and he ends with a question. The semantic area is the nature and religious.
This poem has a regular layout, which is made up of six stanzas. Each stanza contains four lines of regular length, which are also aligned and begin with capital letters.Rhymes, are characterized by a regular rhyme scheme which is: ABAB- CDCD- EFEF-GHGH-IJIJ – KLKL. There are several run-on lines in the poem, for example in lines 3-4 (“when pleasant thoughts Bring sad”), in lines 5-6 (” did Nature link The human soul”), in lines 7-8 (“to think What man has made of man”), in lines 11-12 (“every flower Enjoys the air”), in lines 15-16 (“they made It seemed”) and in lines 23-24 (“to lament What man has made of man”). At the same time, there are many end-stopped lines (lines 4-8-12-16-20) and there is also an alliteration in line 6 (“that – through”)

In the poem, there are many personifications. Nature, flowers and birds are often personification. In the poet’s opinion, in fact, Nature is a woman (“her”, line 5), flowers can breathe (“Enjoys the air it breathes”, line 12) and birds can think (“Their thoughts I cannot measure”, line 14).

While I was reading this poem I was thinking of the “Cantico delle creature”, a famous St. Frank’s poem. I think the personifications in these poems are very similar and in my opinion both writers thought the Nature like a sister. In conclusion, I love this poem because of his simplicity and because he let me think of Nature, which gives me a sense of extraordinary peace.

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