his dignity and deeper feelings.
men”. Another characteristic of his poetry is his deep reverence for the child, because, according to him, nature is a living soul which enters all created things. In her he sees man’s shortest way to God, to whom the child with its simple faith is nearest. Wordsworth’s most creative period was from 1796 to 1806. But his creativity waned and it was clear, after 1816, that he was lost to poetry of a
high order. Samuel Taylor Coleridge aimed at something different in poetry. He wanted to renew poetry by conjuring up a sense of mystery. He succeeded in creating an unreal atmosphere, not of his world, but wholly supernatural, which all the same has the power to keep us spell-bound.