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every time she stands on the banks of Wye. 3. At the end of the poem, Wordsworth focuses on himself and what he hopes for his sister. He makes it very clear he is a worshipper of Nature and wants his sister to continue the visits to Wye. Wordsworth starts saying “If I should be where I no more can hear Thy voice…”(354) indicating that he may be close to dying. He wants the image of him and sister standing on the bank of Wye to be the memory his sister keeps of him after he is passed. He wants her to always remember that he worshipped Nature and hopes she never forgets even after abandoning the woods for years, they were more dear to him because of their beauty and because of her.
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Ode on Intimations of Immortality 4. In stanza five, the speaker says “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting,” meaning how our birth is when we start losing our pureness. Wordsworth is trying to say how before we are born we are amongst the stars and with God is our home, then once we are born we enter the world where “shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy” (356). This quote shows how Wordsworth thinks we are born pure and innocence and only become sinful and experienced after entering the world and being around man. 5. In section IX, Wordsworth talks about how nature remembers what was fugitive and how as children we thought things to be worthy and delightful and fair and wither we were busy or sleeping as children we still had hope, then as adults we do not care about the nature anymore and start looking for what to become and how to get what we want. Wordsworth uses a metaphor saying our souls are looking for the immortal heaven, calling that the sea and the children are standing on the shore. He uses this to represent that children are not yet corrupted and enjoy the little bits of nature and still stay on the sand until the hear “the mighty waters rolling.” (358) Wordsworth believes that Nature and children are pure and innocent and Nature keeps children innocent until they hear and get brought into adulthood, the sea.
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  • Fall '08
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  • Writing, Wye Valley, Tintern, Ode: Intimations of Immortality, Wye. Wordsworth

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