to the cuckoo - Date of Reading: October 5, 2009 Title: To...

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Date of Reading: October 5, 2009 Title: To The Cuckoo Name of Author: William Wordsworth Date of Writing: October 7, 2009 Country of Origin: England Synopsis: Main Idea: Nature can bring back memories, in this case a cuckoo bird. Main Characters/ Characteristics: 1. Cuckoo- becomes a symbol of beauty, innocence and childhood for the poet. When the poet hears the cuckoo it reminds him of his childhood or age of innocence. 2. The Speaker-Wordsworth- believes that the cuckoo creates an element of nostalgia that makes him feel warmed from hearing the Cuckoo’s voice “I hear the and I rejoice”. Themes: 1. Nature: Wordsworth’s opinion on nature is a central theme in "To the Cuckoo" as he sits taking in his surroundings listening to the song of the bird. Nature is a primary idea. In many of Wordsworth’s works he illustrates his belief in romanticism and the deeper importance of being immersed in nature in response to the industrial revolution and the growing cities around him. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2010 for the course ENG Eng2301 taught by Professor Roy during the Spring '09 term at Austin Community College.

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