The Romantics thought that people could turn to nature for comfort. They also identified another important role for nature in people’s lives—that of the teacher. Now that you have read poems by five Romantic poets, consider what nature teaches in their poetry.
Choose two poems, written by two different authors. Identify the title and author of each poem. Then explain the lesson that each poet learned from nature as shown in each poem. Include why this lesson is important for people to learn. Write your answer in two paragraphs of at least four sentences each.
The poems that can be chosen are:
The Human Seasons by John Keats
The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Lines to a Beautiful Spring in a Village by Coleridge