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In Frost at Midnight, Coleridge is not as meaningful or understanding of the nature as Wordsworth is in his poetry. While Coleridge just describes nature in great imaginary detail, Wordsworth probes deep into the meaning of nature and gives a vivid picture of what he sees. In line 58, Wordsworth begins a transition back to the present time and displays the pleasure of the moment and also predicts that he will enjoy it in future memories. Frost at Midnight does not have the same stages of maturity in its poem as Tintern Abbey does, but there is a stage of youth and maturity in it. Lastly, there is a sense that as the infant grows up, he too will be part of the new natural pure life cycle. In Tintern Abbey (line 66} he starts to summarize his life as a series of stages in the

development of a relationship with nature. At first, he roames as freely as an animal, but as he grows up he feels joy and passionate involvement with his own youth. He becomes involved with human concerns, is more thoughtful and sees nature in the light of those thoughts. His love for nature is more subdued as he matures, and leads into lines 106-107, where Wordsworth suggests that the mind not only receives sensations from the outside world, but it also creates new ones. In the line the “mighty world of eye and ear” is based on nature but is also shaped by the poet’s mind. In the final section of the poem, from line 111 to the end, Wordsworth turns to his Sister, and he compares her simple, intense pleasure with his own at the earlier stage of his life. The poem closes as

he argues that she will benefit from the love of nature as he has done and will find comfort from the “dreary” scenes of adult daily life (line 131). The beautiful, and picturesque settings of landscape in Tintern Abbey and Frost at Midnight leads to the love, and understanding of nature. As Wordsworth wrote his poem Tintern Abbey, it was the beautiful landscape of the Wye Valley that inspired him. However Coleridge was less inspired by nature, describing nature only in his hopes for his son, (lines 55-60): But thou, my babe ! shalt wander like a breeze By lakes and sandy shores, beneath the crags Of ancient mountain, and beneath the clouds, Which image in their bulk both lakes and shores And mountain crags : so shalt thou see and hear The lovely shapes and sounds

intelligible+ In Tintern Abbey, the description, detail, and suggestion of nature is very deep and meaningful. For example the use of landscape in Wordsworth s poem which is shown as rich, green, and peaceful, suggests the seclusion of a hermitage. In his poetry, the theme of suffering from Lyrical Ballads, are shown with references to vagrant dwellers in the houseless woods (line 20), and the still, sad music of humanity (line 91). Frost at Midnight has a less complex meaning where, the father has not experienced nature at such a young age, and was not taught the eternal language (line 61) of nature at a innocent age. To him the sky and stars (line 54) were beautiful, because he was distant and shut out of simple humble life in the country, by being reared in the great city

(line 52). In contrast, his hope after seeing the beauty of nature, seeing the silent icicles, (line 74) greenness, (line 68) or the redbreast sit and sing (line 68), is that his baby will grow up with the things he did not have and learn the beauty and serenity of nature, which is symbolized by the frost in the poem. While poems Tintern Abbey and Frost at Midnight have a similar message, however, Wordsworth is far more expressive and shows a deeper understanding of the nature then Coleridge. Nevertheless, both deal with the beauty of nature and human distress, while recollecting thoughts on the past. Both authors try to alter the mundane reality by providing a magical and imaginary tour of nature. These poets were pioneers in the Romantic era of poetry and provided future poets

such as Keats, Shelly and Lord Byron with inspiration to further the Romantic Movement.