The Sublime (Romanticism)

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In terms of romantic poetry, refers to awe and power inspired by more often than not nature. Nature becomes an inspiration for those who meditate on it. Sublime=using nature as a conduit that leads to freedom. Sublime wasn"t only inspired by nature;was found in other things. Individualistic; where the individual finds their awe and inspiration. For wordsworth, the sublime takes you from being a spectator of nature and being a participant in nature. becoming one with nature. Nature inspires wordsworth to meditate and write. Nature overwhelms the poet"s mind with inspiration. Wordsworth connects the sublime to the pastoral. Wordsworth is the poet who is the most often associated with the sublime. Wrote extensibly about the connection between the sublime and nature. Sublime allows one to express the inexpressible. At the beginning of the second stanza, wordsworth becomes more charitable. lightened implies that he is almost physically being lightened.

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