PREFACE BY WORDSWORTH
Prepared by: Lajja Bhatt
Roll no :21
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Smt. S.B. Gardi Department of English,
Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar
William Wordsworth:He wrote Lyrical Ballads with S.T. Colrdge.
He was a Romantic poet .
Preface was found in the book Lyrical Ballads.
There is the definition of poetry given by Wordsworth.
Spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.... Recallected
Spontaneous over flow.
Recollected in tranquillity
The contrast in the deffination
For him poetry is the talk of a man to man.
It should be in simple language.
The subject matter is nature .
It is conterary to the definition itself.
"the naked and native dignity of man.”
Function of poetry: „is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge, the
impassioned expression that is in the countenance of all science‟.
Poetry should present some morality.
According to Wordsworth poet is the man talking to man.
More sensitive then the sensitive man.
More comprehensive then the common man.
more ethical then any moral man.
More imaginative and having colourful thought with curious eyes.
Having power to express his feeling with justify the poetry.
The language of the poetry which is “ really used by man”.
It should be colouring with the imagination/
No difference between the language of poetry and prose.