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A. Describe the setting surrounding the abbey. The setting around the abbey is calm and quiet. The natural formations around the abbey are beautiful. There are green groves around the abbey. Smoke rises from the forest. B. During the five-year absence, what has the memory of this setting provided for the poet? The memory has provided thoughts of hapiness and kindness for the poet. He says that it has invoked in him “ sensations sweet, / Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart.” When he thinks of the setting, he is in a pleasant mood and is reminded of the joys of life. C. To whom is the poet speaking? The poet is mainly speaking to himself. At times he addresses his sister and Nature herself. D. In “Tintern Abbey” (lines 65-102) Wordsworth describes three stages in his relation to nature. What are these three stages? What are the essential characteristics of each? How are the three distinguished from one another? The three stages are his childhood, adolecence, and adulthood. In his boyhood, Wordsworth embraced nature but didn't stop to enjoy the sensations around him as he does now. In his adolecence, Wordsworth was “haunted” by the joys around him, but also wildly passionate about nature. Wordsworth seems now to be in a ponderous and nostalgic mood. His current stage is characterized by fully experiencing all around him. 2. Paraphrase:
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