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2 william wordsworth

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. His life Born:7 April 1770 Wordsworth House . Died:23 April 1850(aged80) Cumberland , United Kingdom. Occupation : Poet. Notable works :lyrical Ballads, Poem in Two Volumes , The Prelude Nationality : English.
  3. 3. Themes of nature  Most of his poems having theme of nature.  He was a priest of nature.  He truly loves natural beauty more than other poets. “ Nature never did Betray the heart that loved her “. -William Wordsworth.
  4. 4. Major Works • William Wordsworth
  5. 5. Preface to Lyrical Ballad. In his “ Preface to Lyrical Ballad ", which is called the "manifesto" of English Romantic criticism, Wordsworth calls his poems "experimental."  “ 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 “.
  6. 6. The Prelude.  The Prelude is an autobiographical poem. Literary Critic on ‘ The Prelude ‘.  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.' The Prelude
  7. 7. Conclusion.  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".
  8. 8. Thank You.

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