Melancholy in Poems of Keats Wordsworth and Coleridge

Each of poets different somewhat from one another and approached an understanding of melancholy in a unique manner. adding to the flavor of their own poetry and the survival that these poems have been able to achieve within the realm of English literature. As a means of discussing and analyzing this approach as well is drawing inference from the writings that these authors are respectively responsible for, the following analysis will seek to engage the reader with a more profound level of understanding concerning the way in which a projection of life approach is presented by each author in a nuanced and differentiated manner.
Firstly, with regards to William Wordsworth’s poem, “Resolution and Independence”, a clear and definitive theme of treating melancholy by turning to nature and allowing the mystical, even magical, powers that nature engenders to address the concerns and worry of an individual is prominently presented. Moreover, a tacit review of city lifestyle and a life that is crowded by man-made representations, man-made emotions, man-made relations, and any and all other facets that are not integrally tied to the environment is affected within this particular poem. Rather than embracing melancholy and accepting it, the author instead offers a clear prescriptive plan for allowing the natural elements to assuage the pains and difficulties that life presents (Ulmer 175). Reflecting on the personal experience, the speaker denotes that fact that too long absence between seeing the natural world has caused a build-up of emotional hardship and sadness. a type that can only be released by regular integration and engagement with nature. Such a view is necessarily pastoral. yet, nonetheless, it is widely different from the manner through which other poets dealt with the issue of melancholy within their own works.
By means of contrast and comparison, Keates “Ode to Melancholy” presents a far different view of melancholy and sadness.