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The Compensation of Lost Qualities in the Poem "Tintern Abbey" by William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth in his forks of literature likes to include the description of nature. The author describes nature very tremulously, which shows how much he loves it.
In the poem "Tintern Abbey," the author remembers his childhood, in which he connects with the beauty of nature. William Wordsworth believes that nature affects the human mind from a young age. Even though when man grows and he loses that pure sense and connection with the memory, the mind of the adult compensates the loss with the ability to feel nature. The author believes that the growth of the human mind is affected by man’s surrounding nature.
From the first line in the poem, "Tintern Abbey" the author shows the transition from the outer look of nature to the inner look of the landscape. For example, man does not notice everything with his eyes as how the author describes nature within the mountains and the frail trees. A human eye can see more vivid if man will take a closer look and observe the details with not only thought, but emotion as well. In every line the poet

admires the look of hedges and likes to watch how the landscape is changing, “I see these hedge-rows, hardly hedge-rows, little lines of sportive wood run wild,” ( lines 14–16).
The way Wordsworth describes nature shows in the example of the landscape and how it translates from the outer look into the inner look and meaning. As the landscape visually erases (hardly hedge-rows) the lines symbolize the thought and that it has gone to a different perspective and area, which we would not think of before. It proves that the adult mind connects with nature and it makes us see the same things, however from a different perspective. "Once again/Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs,/That on a wild secluded scene impress/Thoughts of more deep seclusion", (lines 4-7)
The narrator likes to fantasize with nature and illustrates it in his lines. These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs/With a soft inland murmur. (lines 3-4) Because islands cannot murmur. But then he describes a different inner nature, because the memories of nature leads him to his childhood. Also the main character in the poem likes to recall old memories that give him a feeling of nostalgia " With tranquil restoration:--feelings too/Of unremembered pleasure: (lines 30-31) however it is sure that now he understands the difference about living in the city"Is lightened:--that serene and blessed mood,/In which the affections gently lead us on,/Until, the breath of this corporeal frame/And even the motion of our human blood/Almost suspended, we are laid asleep/In body, and become a living soul (36-49). The nature brings piece to the main character.
The narrator in the poem remembers the abbey only in his memories, moreover, when he recalls it for the second time, "The picture of the mind revives again",
(line 61). Furthermore the picture from his collected memories is adding a new color to it.

The main character is trying to connect himself with the past, moreover, he is thinking about the future. He likes to live in three time periods in order to absorb the full timen of the present. When the narrator looks at his sister, he compares her with himself. He notices that she is similar to how he use to be. This leads him to the thought that nature influences and forms the human mind.
Wordsworth separates time into the past, present and future. Moreover in every period of time he identifies three stages of personal mental development. In the past when the main character was a child he finds liveliness and enthusiasm of his soul, when he is dealing with any objects in the physical world he experiences glee and joy "glad animal movements,” (line 74). Then the second stage of development is when naive joy transforms into the love towards the nature where he grew up. The narrator feels nostalgic