Paper-3 Literary theory and criticism.
Prepared by : Ankita Makwana M.
• presentation Topic :Wordsworth as a Poet.
• Paper No :3.
• Roll No :2.
• Year :2013-14.
• Semester : 1.
• Submitted to : Department of English.
Born:7 April 1770 Wordsworth
Died:23 April 1850(aged80)
Cumberland , United Kingdom.
Occupation : Poet.
Notable works :lyrical Ballads,
Poem in Two Volumes , The Prelude
Nationality : English.
Themes of nature
Most of his poems
having theme of
He was a priest of
He truly loves
natural beauty more
than other poets.
“ Nature never
Betray the heart
that loved her “.
• William Wordsworth
Preface to Lyrical Ballad.
In his “ Preface to Lyrical Ballad
", which is called the "manifesto"
of English Romantic criticism,
Wordsworth calls his poems
“ The majority of the following
poems are to be considered as
experiments. They were written
chiefly with a view to ascertain
how far the language of
conversation in the middle and
lower classes of society is adapted
to the purpose of poetic pleasure “.
The Prelude is an autobiographical
Literary Critic on ‘ The
According to Monique R. Morgan's
"Narrative Means to Lyric Ends in
Wordsworth's Prelude," "Much of
the poem consists of Wordsworth's
interactions with nature that
'assure him of his poetic mission.'
For the last part of his life, Wordsworth had been
"polishing the style and qualifying some of its radical
statements about the divine sufficiency of the human
mind in its communion with nature".