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Preface wordsworth

  1. 1. Wordsworth’s Preface Paper III: Literary Theory & Criticism Student’s Name: Kaushal Desai Class: M.A. Sem-1 Roll No. : 17 Year: 2013/14 Submitted To: Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
  2. 2. William Wordsworth “I was the Dreamer, they the Dream; I roamed Delighted with the motley spectacle: Gowns grave, or gaudy, doctors, students, streets, Courts, cloisters, flocks of churches, gateways, towers: Migration strange for a stripling of the hills, A northern villager.”
  3. 3. The Priest of Nature
  4. 4. Wordsworth on Nature • Nature is the NURSE of the imagination • Threefold understanding of nature: → External nature: scenery → All of existence → A presence/divine life that informs the whole and every part. A quasi-divine ministering presence.
  5. 5. Wordsworth “Preface to Lyrical Ballads” “Spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings…emotion recollected in tranquility”
  6. 6. Wordsworth & Coleridge ○ In 1798, two young English poets William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) published a book of poems called Lyrical Ballads. ○ In 1800 an expanded edition was published, with a preface-a kind of poetic manifesto-by wordsworth. This is generally regarded as the official beginning of Romanticism in England.
  7. 7. Preface to Lyrical Ballads Main Ideas • Poems are different • Manner in which we associate ideas in a state of excitement • Low and rustic life • Poems have a purpose • Feelings more important than action • Poetry – the image of man and nature • Poetry gives pleasure • Poetry is universal
  8. 8. Subject of poetry Poetry was to deal with The best subjects to write about were Language The poems were to be written as far as Possible and as near as possible to though purified
  9. 9. Role of the Imagination Imagination was to play a very important role, which Wordsworth identified with its capacity Poetry as memory the poet describes natural and simple objects and peaceful landscapes Task of the Poet equal to other men in quality, the Poet stands apart from them because of He is in fact possessed
  10. 10. The Nature of Poetry ♦ Poetry is all-encompassing. It binds together human society, and it spans all knowledge, and all time periods. Poetry is not just literature written in verse.
  11. 11. Poem’s Main Subject ♦ the nature of the imagination, and imagination’s relationship to nature. The poem is about the mind’s dialogue with nature.
  12. 12. What Is a Poet? • A poet: → “is a man speaking to men” → Knows a lot—“greater knowledge of human nature” → Is tuned in to emotions—his own and others’: “a lively sensibility” → Has a good memory and can imagine distant things as if they are present → And has “greater promptness to think and feel without immediate external excitement”
  13. 13. Foremost Poems • Daffodils
  14. 14. • Rainbow
  15. 15. • “The Tables Turned” • “The World Is Too Much” • “Lines Composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey " Us"
  16. 16. Thank you… www.slideshare.net/kaushal111

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