LCS Reading Response

LCS Reading Response - Michael Blasius Dr. Dalessio LCS 121...

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Michael Blasius Dr. Dalessio LCS 121 27 September 2007 One trait which is common to all poets universally is their unique relation to the world around them. Although these relations can be similar, they are most often very exclusive to the poet and depend on various factors in the poet’s life such as their time in history, their location, and their personal experiences. These differences in circumstance provide for a wide range of views on all of life’s subjects. Emily Dickinson, an American poet from Civil War era Massachusetts, lived a secluded life and wrote poetry on the subjects like death and nature often with a negative connotation attached to her visions. William Wordsworth, on the other hand, led a quite different life. Born on April 7 th , 1770, in Cockermouth, England, William Wordsworth led a much more social life, taking a wife who later birthed his only daughter. With such different backgrounds, it is expected that these two poets would have a very different approach to their poetry and to the subjects their poetry commented on. Of their vast volumes of poetry, two of their creations show not only their differences, but also their similarities, most clearly. These poems, “There’s a certain Slant of Light” by Dickinson and “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by
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