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Duality by Mind Map: Duality

1. Instances of Nature's duality

1.1. Harsh vs Tender

1.1.1. Nature unveiling its tenderness

1.1.1.1. L87-90: "Thus long I lay/Cheared by the genial pillow of the earth/Beneath my head, soothed by a sense of touch/From the warm ground, that balanced me"

1.1.1.2. L281-282: "composed my thoughts/To more than infant softness"

1.1.1.3. L454: "The cottage windows through the twilight blazed"

1.1.2. Nature being harsh

1.1.2.1. L333-337: "half-inch fissures in the slippery rock/But ill-sustained, and almost, as it seemed,/Suspended by the blast which blew amain,/Shouldering the naked crag , oh, at that time/While on the perilous ridge"

1.1.2.2. L569: "its long/And dismal yellings, like the noise of wolves"

1.2. Playmate vs Teacher

1.2.1. Nature as a playmate

1.2.1.1. L290: "He was a playmate whom we dearly loved:"

1.2.2. Nature as a teacher

1.2.2.1. L348: "With what strange utterances did the loud dry wind/Blow through my ears"

1.2.2.2. L495-497: "Haunting me thus among my boyish sports,/On caves and trees, upon the woods and hills,/Impressed upon all forms the characters"

1.3. Confidence vs Fear

1.3.1. Nature giving confidence

1.3.1.1. L445-451: "A lonely scene more lonesome, among woods/At noon, and 'mid the calm of summer nights [...] I homeward went/In solitude, such intercourse was mine -/'Twas mine among the fields both day and night,/And by the waters all the summer long"

1.3.2. Nature instilling fear

1.3.2.1. L306: "Fostered alike by beauty and by fear" (R)

1.3.2.2. L330-332: "Low breathings coming after me, and sounds/Of undistinguishable motion, steps/Almost as silent as the turf they trod."

1.4. Guide vs Aimlessness

1.4.1. Nature as a guide

1.4.1.1. L17-18: "should the guide I chuse/ Be nothing better than a wandering cloud"

1.4.1.2. L31-32: "Or shall a twig or any floating thing/ Upon the river point me out my course?"

1.4.1.3. L352-355: "There is a dark/Invisible workmanship that reconciles/Discordant elements. and makes them move/In one society"

1.4.2. Nature causing aimlessness

1.4.2.1. L416-420: "homeward went with grave/ And serious thoughts; and after I had seen/That spectacle, for many days my brain/Worked with a dim and undetermined sense/Of unknown modes of being" 50

1.5. Hope of Life vs Despair of fear

1.5.1. Nature bringing hope

1.5.1.1. L50-54: "Brings with it vernal promises, the hope/ Of active days, of dignity and thought,/ Of prowess in an honorable field,/ Pure passions, virtue, knowledge, and delight,/The holy life of music and of verse.

1.5.1.2. L498-500: "and thus did make/The surface of the universal earth/With triumph, and delight, and hope, and fear,"

1.5.2. Nature causes despair

1.5.2.1. L306: "Fostered alike by beauty and by fear" (R)

1.5.2.2. L409-412: "growing still in stature, the huge cliff/Rose up between me and the stars, and still/With measured motion, like a living thing/Strode after me. With trembling hands I turned" 50

1.5.2.3. L421-425: "There was a darkness - call it solitude/Or blank desertion -no familiar shapes/Of hourly objects, images of trees,/Of sea or sky, no colors of green fields,/But huge and mighty forms that do not live/Like living men moved slowly through my mind" 50

1.6. He vs She

1.6.1. Nature referred as he

1.6.1.1. L273-275: "To blend his murmurs with my nurse's song,/And from his alder shades and rocky falls,/And from his fords and shallows"

1.6.1.2. L288-290: "Behind my father's house he passed, close by,/Along the margin of our terrace walk./He was a playmate whom we dearly loved:"

1.6.1.3. L596: "How when the sea threw off his evening shade" 60

1.6.2. Nature referred as she

1.6.2.1. L372: "One evening - surely I was led by her"

2. Instances of Poet's Duality

2.1. Assertive vs Self-doubt

2.1.1. Poet being assertive

2.1.1.1. L72: "Beneath a tree, slackening my thoughts by choice"

2.1.1.2. L80-82: "mainly such/As to myself pertained. I made a choice/Of one sweet vale whither my steps should turn"

2.1.1.3. L110-113: "So, like a peasant, I pursued my road/Beneath the evening sun, nor had one wish/Again to bend the sabbath of that time/To a servile yoke."

2.1.2. Poet doubting himself

2.1.2.1. L134-136: "But I have been discouraged: gleams of light/Flashoften from the east, then disappear,/And mock me with a sky that ripens not

2.1.2.1.1. Juxtapose the cloud that directed him previously

2.1.2.2. L140-141: "Vain is her wish - where'er she turns she finds/Impediments from day to day renewed." (R)

2.1.2.3. L225-228: "But deadening admonitions will succeed,/And the whole beauteous fabric seems to lack/Foundation, and withal appears throughout/Shadowy and unsubstantial."

2.2. Human vs Beast

2.2.1. Poet referred to as a Human

2.2.1.1. L157-158: "When, as becomes a man who would prepare/For such a glorious work"

2.2.2. Poet referred to as a Beast

2.2.2.1. L461, 463-464: "We hissed along the polished ice in games [...] The pack loud bellowing, and the hunted hare."

2.2.2.2. L145-147: "The poet, gentle creature as he is/Hath like the lover his unruly times -/His fits when he is neither sick nor well" (36)

2.3. He vs She

2.3.1. Poet referred as He

2.3.1.1. L145-147: "The poet, gentle creature as he is/Hath like the lover his unruly times -/His fits when he is neither sick nor well" (36)

2.3.2. Poet referred as She

2.3.2.1. L101-103: "my soul/Did once again make trial of the strength/Restored to her afresh; nor did she want/Eolian visitations"

2.3.2.2. L140-141: "Vain is her wish - where'er she turns she finds/Impediments from day to day renewed." (R)