Wordsworth's Theory Of Poetic Diction (volume 57); A Study Of The Historical And Personal…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER s. COLERIDGE AND WORDSWORTH. What Wordsworth brought to the discussion already so well begun we can only guess from the character that it immediately assumed. He seems to have interpreted the more abstract reasoning of Coleridge in the light of his old imaginative love of nature, and his more recent interest in the psychology and the sorrows of the poor and lowly. Of this 'still, sad music of humanity'. there are many echoes in the verse written after he left Cambridge. Indeed there is already a hint of it in the Evening Walk and the Descriptive Sketches--a hint more fully developed in the two poems, The Female Vagrant and Salisbury Plain, which were later combined in Guilt and Sorrow. The Old Man Travelling1 and the narrative of the Ruined Cottage2 have a similar motive. In the Borderers, composed as Wordsworth tells us in 1795-1796, he had also explored the more strange and curious processes in the mind which lead to the sorrows that so troubled him; and had, for the first time, endeavored to make his syntax reflect the movements of impassioned thought. The best thing in the Bjyrderers is the language; it is a fine, clear, flexible imitation of actual speech, and, as such, anticipates the more special effort of the Lyrical Ballads. In this 'selection of the real language of men,' and, incidentally, of the language of Shakespeare, he seems to have attained, for the first time,3 a perfect command of the English idiom. The 1 Printed as Animal Tranquillity and Decay in the Oxford edition, which follows the last edition printed in Wordsworth's lifetime. 2 Incorporated in the first book of the Excursion. 3 The translation of Juvenal (reprinted in Letters of the Wordsworth Family 1. 94-98) is more idiomatic than anything Wordsworth had written hitherto...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER s. COLERIDGE AND WORDSWORTH. What Wordsworth brought to the discussion already so well begun we can only guess from th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217420494

ISBN - 13:9780217420495

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