Death Mask of Lucy

Dingming Wang; Dini Zhang
June 2013
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;Jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p1005
Academic Journal
As a great poet, William Wordsworth describes the death in many poems. Among them, Lucy poems are in a special group. They are not only poems concerning death but also love too. From a special perspective of lover, the poet describes five aspects concerning death: premonition of death, influence of death, meaning of death, attitude towards death, and significance of death. With these aspects, the poems reveal Wordsworth's contemplation of death. In addition, they justify that William Wordsworth practice his own poetics: the feeling therein developed gives importance to the action and situation, and emphasize the subjectivity of human being.


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