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Unformatted text preview: prose’ ‘poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility’ Wordsworth’s ‘Spots of Time’ There are in our existence spots of time,Which with distinct pre-eminence retain A renovating Virtue, whence, . . . our mindsAre nourished and invisibly repaired i The Prelude (Book XII, ll. 208-215) The “Lucy” Poems—“She dwelt among the untrodden ways,” “A Slumber did my spirit seal” (and others) “Tintern Abbey” Five Sections, or Verse Paragraphs: 1-22: The Return to the Scene 22-49: Seeing into the Life of Things 49-57: Apostrophe to the Wye 58-111: From Boyish Days to a Sense Sublime 111-159: all which we behold / Is full of blessings...
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