poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings recollected in tranquility (explain wordsworths definition of opetry in relation to one of his poems)
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Wordsworth's understanding of poetry is perhaps the most explicit articulation of what romanticism is: namely, an outpouring of everything that the early enlightenment banned, while still maintaining a localized subject called an "individual" to do that outpouring. This is emotion. His "Evening on Calais Beach" is an excellent example of this experiential account of silence.