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The Beauty In The Solitude ——A Comparison Of I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud And 《题破山寺后禅院》

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“Solitude” is a forever theme in poems. Qian Zhongshu once wrote, “寂静并非是声响全无。声响全无是死,不是静;…寂静可以说是听觉方面的透明状态,正好像空明可以说是视觉方面的寂穆。寂穆能使人听见平常所听不到的声息,…使诗人们听见了暮色移动的潜息或青草萌芽的幽响。”Solitude, shielding all the secular troublesome from poets, gifts them with a crystal mind which can reflect the beauty nearby and make it shining. And the magical feeling it brings these is a combination of peace and joyment, leaving them with enough room for meditation. In this essay, two poems, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud and ...view middle of the document...

In the contrast, the sentence “清晨入古寺,初日照高林。” appears to be more objective. Chang Jian did not focus much on himself but the surroundings he walked through. The first half of the sentence merely states a fact that the poet went into an ancient temple in the morning. However, next, by the selection of image, the early sun shining upon a forest, the feeling of solitude can be sensed.
The body parts of these two poems are the most well-known. Wordsworth firstly described the specific location of the scenery: “Beside the lake, beneath the trees,/Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” And then made specific description about those yellow daffodils. However, in 《题破山寺后禅院》, one whole sentence states both the two elements: “曲径通幽处,禅房花木深。” In addition, this sentence creates a peaceful and secluded atmosphere, and the words “深” presents people with a sense of stretch. This feeling of looking far into the distance can be echoed by a sentence in I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, “Continuous as the stars that shine/And twinkle on the milky way,/They stretched in never-ending line/Along the margin of a bay:”.
In Wordsworth’s eyes, the daffodils he came across were like people, and they danced with joy, which infected his mood with the spright spirit. It can also be matched with a sentence in《题破山寺后禅院》: “山光悦鸟性,潭影空人心。” The bird here was personalized, as even it, becomes happier with this the peaceful atmosphere, let alone humans. “悦” and “空”, these two characters serves as the causative verb and create wonderful artistic effect. This sentence can be matched with the stanza in I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud: “The waves beside...

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