It's the Style That Counts
Among the vast variety of poems that exist, only a few stand out. The same is true about poets, in that readers may sometimes identify a poem to its poet. The measure of a poet's consistency in his poems is measured by how easily identifiable his or her poems are to the reader. An effective poet will develop a unique style and slowly build upon that. In history many poets have placed their mark and enveloped a unique style of their own. A poet's style involves not only the subject matter about which he or she writes, but also the technique in which the poet presents that material to the reader. The way a poem meshes in together and creates a natural flow from one idea to the next is crucial to the makeup of that poet's style, regardless of the topic. The art of writing poetry, then, involves creating a rare technique that individualizes the poet.
An example of a poet who utlizes his unque writing ability is the Romantic William Wordsworth. Nature deeply affected Wordsworth throughout his life. He developed a sincere love of nature that would ultimately come across strongly in his poems. As a way of drawing the reader into the poems, Wordsworth initiates his particular style of incorporating sound effects with tone to portray nature as a serene being. Wordsworth cleverly uses specific connotation and reflective tone to effectively portray Nature as the ideal place for man to return to innocence, purity, and simplicity.
Wordsworth's use of natural sound devices effectively characterizes nature as a peaceful and tranquil entity. In "the world is too much with us", Wordsworth employs the power of a repeating rhythm to set a tone. Line 1 says "The world is too much with...