The Tables Turned (Poem) Summary
William Morris

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The Tables Turned (Poem) Overview

"The Tables Turned" by William Wordsworth is a lyrical ballad that critiques the values upheld by the Age of Enlightenment, contrasting them with those of nature. In the poem, the speaker condemns prescribed rational thought while also celebrating the beauty of the natural world and its ability to impart virtuous wisdom. The poem addresses major themes, such as the value of nature and the inherent flaws of industrial civilization.

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