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poem. Alliteration is the repetition of the same constant sounds or different vowel sounds at the beginning of words or in the stressed syllables. Brian Barbour states that verse paragraphs one and two are each independent, yet they play off one another as statement and response (Brain Barbour p.152). Barbour also informs the reader that the fourth verse paragraph will be to defend what has been defined and challenged, and paragraph five will proclaim that there is a social dimension to all he has presented (Brain Barbour p. 153). In the first paragraph which consists of lines 1 through 22, the predominate sound that one tends to hear while reading is the s sound. This in a way gives the reader the sense of being upon the hill with the whirling winds and the distant roar of the

ocean along with the Wye River. Sent up, in silence, from among the trees With some uncertain notice, as might seem of vagrant dwellers in the houseless woods, Or of some Hermits cave, where by his fire the Hermit sits alone. (Tintern Abbey lines l9-22). In the second paragraph along with the predominant s sound Wordsworth uses the w in a small portion to somewhat enhance the effect of the wind. The third paragraph, which consists of lines 50 through 57 the predominant sound is that of f which can be interpreted as another wind effect but could also be the sound of leaves. This use alliteration indicates his position under a tree where he sits to admire the Wye Valley when the fretful stir unprofitable, and the fever of the world. (Tintern Abbey lines 52-53). It is believed that

in the later part of his poem the alliteration slows down and eventually stops, because he becomes engulfed in the deeper aspects of the poem rather than the physical and mental descriptions of the place he is. Wordsworth cannot help but to be marveled by the magnifiance of the external nature, along with the deeper lining of his environment. The combination of the two impresses a vivid picture of love, life, and spirituality in his head. In summary his use on blank verse and alliteration as well as incantation greatly allows the reader to experience the poem on several levels. Wordsworth also uses symbolism to his advantage to increase the reader s enjoyment. Wordsworth uses symbolism very often in this poem, it is sometimes not seen at first glance because mainly lies in the

underlining of the poem. Brian Barbour states Nature plus thought leads to purified feeling (Brian Barbour p. 153). During his boyish days Wordsworth saw nature as simply something for his own entertainment, not something that should be discovered in entirely different level. Brain Barbour describes at this time words worth unwittingly, foregone the hierarchy of faculties and lived by appetite, not by reason (Brian Barbour p.163). Five years ago when he first began to notice his surrounding for what they really were, he saw nature as a place which mankind had strayed from. Wordsworth saw what the earth was meant to be, without all of man s corruptions and faults. Now that he is back in the present day, Wordsworth sees nature as a sanctuary, a place of God. It is here that he

truly found his creator and all his glory, and now nature will forever be his safe haven to escape from all the worldly corruptions Therefore the use of symbolism greatly enhanced the diversity of the poem. Wordsworth was a man of many talents; he was able to use many poetic devices to the full potential one of the greatest attributes to the poem was the use of imagery and that of allusion. Wordsworth used imagery with great precision and perfection. Wordsworth is able to portray the nature in various ways; Harold Bloom says that Wordsworth believes that nature is not an object to be seen, but a ubiquitous presence to be felt (Bloom s p.37). In the beginning of the poem he says, These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs with a soft inland murmur-Once again do I behold

these steep and lofty cliffs. This has the ability to paint a very vivid picture in ones mind. Wordsworth s Tintern Abbey has always and forever will be a poetic piece of great creativity. Wordsworth s creative usage of allusion plays a very important role in the poem. Brian Barbour states What Wordsworth has done, with audacious wit, is to make nature replace grace: nature not grace, not grace, is the source (and so on) of the moral life Brian Barbour p.165). He is able to use this device in many forms, which enables us to look past the written words to discover the deeper meaning behind them. In the first paragraph Wordsworth is describing the setting and partially the mood, but beyond that he is describing the fact that he has become engulfed and grounded in nature. He tells