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The Tables Turned Presentation

  1. 1. William Wordsworth
  2. 2. <ul><li>William Wordsworth was born on April 7th, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland. </li></ul><ul><li>He is considered one of the founders of the Romantic Movement of the English literature . </li></ul><ul><li>Wordsworth was known as a &quot;Lakeland Poet“, because of the area where he lived, which is renowned for its beautiful, wild landscapes. </li></ul>Biography
  3. 3. Biography <ul><li>Wordsworth travelled to the Revolutionary France in 1790, and spent a year there . The war between France and England prevented him from returning to France until 1802. </li></ul><ul><li>In the same year, he married Mary Hutchinson. They had five children. </li></ul><ul><li>In Dorsetshire (1802),Wordsworth met Samuel Coleridge. The two formed a mutually beneficial and inspirational relationship, eventually beginning the English Romantic Movement. </li></ul><ul><li>William Wordsworth died on April 23rd, 1850 of pneumonia , in Rydal Mount. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Works <ul><li>Lyrical Ballads (1798) </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrical Ballads (1800) </li></ul><ul><li>Poems, in two volumes (1807) </li></ul><ul><li>The Excursion (1814) </li></ul><ul><li>Ecclesiastical Sketches (1822) </li></ul><ul><li>The Prelude (1850, posthumous) </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Poem: The Tables Turned <ul><li>Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books; Or surely you'll grow double: Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks; Why all this toil and trouble? The sun, above the mountain's head, A freshening lustre mellow Through all the long green fields has spread, His first sweet evening yellow. </li></ul><ul><li>Books! 'tis a dull and endless strife: Come, hear the woodland linnet, How sweet his music! on my life, There's more of wisdom in it. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>And hark! how blithe the throstle sings! He, too, is no mean preacher: Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your Teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>She has a world of ready wealth, Our minds and hearts to bless Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health, Truth breathed by cheerfulness. </li></ul><ul><li>One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Sweet is the lore which Nature brings; Our meddling intellect Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things: We murder to dissect. Enough of Science and of Art; Close up those barren leaves; Come forth, and bring with you a heart That watches and receives. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Comprehension Analysis <ul><li>In “The Tables Turned”, Wordsworth tells his friend to put his books away and go outside to be part of nature. </li></ul><ul><li>The common theme: Nature as a Teacher . </li></ul><ul><li>The poem shows that the education we can receive from experiencing nature is superior than learn from books. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Figures of Speech <ul><li>Personification: </li></ul><ul><li>Line 1 and 2, stanza 3 </li></ul><ul><li>How blithe the throstle sings! </li></ul><ul><li>He, too, is no mean preacher: </li></ul><ul><li>Line 4, stanza 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Let Nature be your teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Stanza 4 </li></ul><ul><li>One impulse from a vernal wood </li></ul><ul><li>May teach you more of man… </li></ul>
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