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Kishan PatelAP LiteratureOctober 1, 2015PD – 2BQuestion 1In the Poem“The Prelude,” by William Wordsworth, a young boy progressively changeshis relationship with nature, this progression is signified through a journey on a boat.Wordsworth’s experience and his various insights of it are further depicted through his use ofparticular styles of diction, imagery, and tone, thusconvening a definite sense of man’sinferiority to Nature.As the poem begins, Wordsworth starts off with a strongsense of anticipationas he findsthe abandoned boat and makes the restless decision to steal it and take it into the water. Thepoem’s first four lines give the reader a sense of the author’s excitement, subterfuge andanticipation at an almost mystical journey which he is about to conduct on the lake. As we knowthe journey is inspired by nature “(led by her)” (line 1). The decision is described as “an act of
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