Wordsworth's Poetical Works

What is a good thesis for The Ruined Cottage?

I love this poem of his, & have a lot of info researched, but I just cannot think of a good thesis for my paper in regards to this poem. I love WW's interest in the picturesque & nature but I don't exactly know how to apply this to a thesis/paper I'm supposed to write. Can anyone help me with this?

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I've been thinking about this question since yesterday, and although I agree with you that the images are well worth focusing on, the most important theme is that of decompostion and dysfunctionality.

This poem represents;

*the breakdown of a family

*the physical decomposition of their home

*and the eventual result of the destruction of their physical and psychological well-being

These ideas can be incorporated into your thesis.


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