The Tables Turned Presentation

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  1. William Wordsworth
    • William Wordsworth was born on April 7th, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland.
    • He is considered one of the founders of the Romantic Movement of the English literature .
    • Wordsworth was known as a "Lakeland Poet“, because of the area where he lived, which is renowned for its beautiful, wild landscapes.
  2. Biography
    • 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.
    • In the same year, he married Mary Hutchinson. They had five children.
    • In Dorsetshire (1802),Wordsworth met Samuel Coleridge. The two formed a mutually beneficial and inspirational relationship, eventually beginning the English Romantic Movement.
    • William Wordsworth died on April 23rd, 1850 of pneumonia , in Rydal Mount.
  3. Major Works
    • Lyrical Ballads (1798)
    • Lyrical Ballads (1800)
    • Poems, in two volumes (1807)
    • The Excursion (1814)
    • Ecclesiastical Sketches (1822)
    • The Prelude (1850, posthumous)
  4. The Poem: The Tables Turned
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • She has a world of ready wealth, Our minds and hearts to bless Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health, Truth breathed by cheerfulness.
    • One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
    • 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.
  5. Comprehension Analysis
    • In “The Tables Turned”, Wordsworth tells his friend to put his books away and go outside to be part of nature.
    • The common theme: Nature as a Teacher .
    • The poem shows that the education we can receive from experiencing nature is superior than learn from books.
  6. Figures of Speech
    • Personification:
    • Line 1 and 2, stanza 3
    • How blithe the throstle sings!
    • He, too, is no mean preacher:
    • Line 4, stanza 3
    • Let Nature be your teacher.
    • Stanza 4
    • One impulse from a vernal wood
    • May teach you more of man…
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