Essay about The Table Turned by William Wordsworth

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The Table Turned
William Wordsworth

:1st stanza

Up! Up! My friend, and quit your books
Or surely you’ll grow double
Up! Up! My friend, and clear your looks
Why all these this toil and trouble

a. It is completely against neoclassical. Because, according to the neoclassical poet, the only pleasure is reading book. They say that literature teaches us good and virtue, give examples of what hero did in his life and gives us models to follow. Meaning we are actually taught by books

b. here the poet says; leave your book and go to nature . You need your life. Don’t waste your time reading book. Nature will teach you whatever you want to learn, and books cannot teach you as much as nature.

c. If you read book you'll grow double,
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c. Is also well –chosen not any words. It is quite soft sound

d. Wisdom, if you are looking for wisdom in book you will got nothing

e. Keep in your mind the word “sweet” because it is repeated through the poem


:4th stanza

And hark! How blithe the throstle sings!
He, too, is no mean preacher:
Come forth into the light of things,
Let the nature be your teacher.

a. Pay attention to what I say. How beautifully and brightly it sings, and you’ll find something about the divine nature of the universe, and in the song you’ll find something religious. The bird will preach you and give you all the good values in religion.

b. Preachers: the one who gives you news whether good or bad. He will teach, give you the ideas of God, good values of religion.

c. Come forth to nature and leave your books. You will find in it what you looking for; there is much education, wisdom, knowledge, and learning in nature.

* He capitalizes the word nature and teacher. In philosophy the prime teacher is God, by his capitalizing, words worth substituted God to nature.

d. God doesn't speak directly but through nature, or through his messengers. Here the wisdom and words of god. And only through nature we see God’s wisdom.

e. This line, it is quite often refer to as the best line represents the idea of romantic, is sighted as one of the best lines in Romanticism about nature.

f. When he is speaking he is teaching, it is in