Tuesday, 20 November 2012

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH


WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
  • Preface to "Lyrical Ballads" - The Manifesto of English Romanticism (1800)
  • everyday situations as the subject of poetry
  • use of the language of common people purified by the poet
  • recollection in tranquillity
  • the poet is a man speaking to men but with a greater sensitivity
Themes:
  • the relationship between man and nature (they are one entity);

  • pantheistic view of Nature;

  • Nature as guide and consolation;

  • importance of childhood and memory;

  • the three stages of human life
  • importance of the senses, especially sight and hearing;

  • the poet as a teacher
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http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/296

http://www.wordsworth.org.uk/

http://www.bartleby.com/people/WordswthW.html


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