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Haven’t you heard that David Bowie song, "Ch-ch-ch-changes!"? The "mutability" of the title of Wordsworth's poem is just a synonym for transience, or the capacity for things to change and pas...
Mutability and time go hand in hand. Sometimes the world changes suddenly, but more often it changes gradually, over time, so slowly that we don’t even notice. And sometimes the first kind of...
Wordsworth was something of an idealist. No, not the kind that wants to save the whales and solve global hunger tomorrow. Granted, we don’t think he had anything against the whales…that...
The speaker of "Mutability" cannot help but show his sadness over the transience of beloved things in the world, even though he knows that change creates harmony in nature. Because this harmony is...
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