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Wordsworth And Writing His Defense

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Wordsworth and Writing his Defense
What is love? Is it a word, an emotion, a physical sensation maybe? Love ironically, if defined tends to lose it’s meaning. I searched everywhere for an acceptable definition, yet, only one seemed to serve any justice at all to the word; it was a quote from Francesco Petrarca: “To be able to say how much you love is to love but little.” Most consider “love” to be the emotional tie between people (and of course their animals), and the term is frequently tossed around with carelessness and lack of thought as to it’s meaning. The frequent misuse of the word causes it to often represent nothing more than an expression of deep like. William Wordsworth clearly expresses in his works that love is much more than a deep feeling of like; rather, it is an overwhelming force that mesmerizes every part of you, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Wordsworth found “love” in many things including: relationships and self-awareness, however, after reading Lyrical Ballads, I found that he appeared to be particularly interested in that of nature and maternal passion, especially for mothers who have been abandoned. Perhaps this theme recurs because he has taken nature to act as his surrogate mother.
Wordsworth's gendered poetics clearly manifests itself in his poems The Idiot Boy, and The Thorn. Each poem depict the literal female body, as well as the emotional aspects of the mother, and illustrates that Wordsworth's ability to create these poems depends upon actually possessing maternal instinct along with various other female qualities. This brings me to the topic of “Bodily existence.” Let me begin by explaining my perception of this phrase.
When making a judgment, or determining an opinion, you must place your self in the subjects’ mind and consider the situation from their point of view. For example: You hear a story about a woman with cancer and her sixteen-year-old daughte...

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