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Lyrical ballads

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Published by Routledge in Abingdon, Oxon, New York, NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementWordsworth and Coleridge ; edited with introduction, notes, and appendices by R.L. Brett and A.R. Jones ; with a new introduction by Nicholas Roe.
SeriesRoutledge classics
ContributionsColeridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834., Brett, R. L., Jones, Alun R.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR5869 .L9 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3398234M
ISBN 10041535529X
LC Control Number2005011555

I'm only adding it so I can get closer to my reading challenge goal Oct 04, Summer Pearce rated it liked it Some real gems hidden away in the reams and reams of waffle made to sound intellectual, but just succeed in making Wordsworth's points seem arbitrary. 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. But this would be to encourage idleness and unmanly despair. In the one case, the Reader is utterly at the mercy of the Poet, respecting what imagery or diction he may choose to connect with the passion; whereas, in the other, the metre obeys certain laws, to which the Poet and Reader both willingly submit because they are certain, and because no interference is made by them with the passion, but such as the concurring testimony of ages has shown to heighten and improve the pleasure which co-exists with it. Wordsworth also revived the sonnet and is one of the greatest masters of that form.

Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. This part of the subject has not been altogether neglected, but it has not been so much my present aim to prove, that the interest excited by some other kinds of poetry is less vivid, and less worthy of the nobler powers of the mind, as to offer reasons for presuming, that if my purpose were fulfilled, a species of poetry would be produced, which is genuine poetry; in its nature well adapted to interest mankind permanently, and likewise important in the multiplicity and quality of its moral relations. But you will have no jealousy at all about sharing the Friendship. Otherwise, you will find that this volume is, like Hamlet, full of quotes.

How common is it to hear a person say, I myself do not object to this style of composition, or this or that expression, but, to such and such classes of people it will appear mean or ludicrous! I have therefore altogether declined to enter regularly upon this defence; yet I am sensible, that there would be something like impropriety in abruptly obtruding upon the Public, without a few words of introduction, Poems so materially different from those upon which general approbation is at present bestowed. Wordsworth subscribed to Rousseau 's belief that humanity was essentially good but was corrupted by the influence of society. For not only was the language changed, so was the subject matter.


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Lyrical ballads book

William Wordsworth.

Books by William Wordsworth

Now, if nakedness and simplicity be a defect, the fact here mentioned affords a strong presumption that poems somewhat less naked and simple are capable Lyrical ballads book affording pleasure at the present day; and, what I wish chiefly to attempt, at present, was to justify myself for having written under the impression of this belief.

He will depend upon this for removing what would otherwise be painful or disgusting in the passion; he will feel that there is no necessity to trick out or to elevate nature: and, the more industriously he applies this principle, the deeper will be his faith that no words, which his fancy or imagination can suggest, will be to be compared with those which are the emanations of reality and truth.

But my limits will not permit me to enter upon this subject, and I must content myself with a general summary. Wordsworth subscribed to Rousseau 's belief that humanity was essentially good but was corrupted by the influence of society. At this stage of his life, Wordsworth's political beliefs had strayed from liberal to staunchly conservative.

Poems like the "Ode on the Intimations of Immortality" have a mystical power quite independent of any particular creed, and simple lyrics like "The Solitary Reaper" produced amazingly powerful effects with the simplest materials.

One of the main themes Lyrical ballads book "Lyrical Ballads" is the return to the original state of nature, in which people led a purer and more innocent existence.

I fruitless mourn to him that cannot hear, And weep the more because I weep in vain. And yet — there must be some suitably Wordsworthian lines to describe this phenomenon — sometimes, when something comes round a second time, it can be a source of pleasure and comfort, rather than the occasion for bewilderment and terror it first was.

These two major poets emphasize the vitality of the living voice used by the poor to express their reality. Within this initially unassuming, anonymous volume were many of the poems that came to define their age and which have continued to delight readers ever since, including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', the 'Lucy' poems, 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey', 'A Slumber did my Spirit seal' and many more.

This language also helps assert the universality of human emotions. The proper method of treating trivial and simple verses, to which Dr. The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse.

For not only was the language changed, so was the subject matter. I thought about my student days as I removed this book from its Jiffy bag.

The Poet thinks and feels in the spirit of human passions. Our feelings are the same with respect to metre; for, as it may be proper to remind the Reader, the distinction of metre is regular and uniform, and not, like that which is produced by what is usually called POETIC DICTION, arbitrary, and subject to infinite caprices upon which no calculation whatever can be made.

Except this one restriction, there is no object standing between the Poet and the image of things; between this, and the Biographer and Historian, there are a thousand.

My purpose was to imitate, and, as far as possible, to adopt the very language of men; and assuredly such personifications do not make any natural or regular part of that language.

Aristotle, I have been told, has said, that Poetry is the most philosophic of all writing: it is so: its object is truth, not individual and local, but general, and operative; not standing upon external testimony, but carried alive into the heart by passion; truth which is its own testimony, which gives competence and confidence to the tribunal to which it appeals, and receives them from the same tribunal.

This principle is the great spring of the activity of our minds, and their chief feeder. If you still like literature after going through that, then you must really like it.

He is buried in Grasme Curchyard. Written in the language of the common man and addressing the concerns of the common man, Lyrical Ballads was the first - and remains the most - truly revolutionary collection of poetry, paving the way for the great Romantic poets - keats, Byron, Shelley et al.

He was 80 years old. He attended boarding school in Hawkesmead and, after an undistinguished career at Cambridge, he spent a year in revolutionary France, before returning to England a penniless radical.

Preface to the Lyrical Ballads

The knowledge both of the Poet and the Man of science is pleasure; but the knowledge of the one cleaves to us as a necessary part of our existence, our natural and unalienable inheritance; the other is a personal and individual acquisition, slow to come to us, and by no habitual and direct sympathy connecting us with our fellow-beings.

Between andhe produced a steady stream of magnificent works, but little of his work over the last four decades of his life matters greatly.Lyrical Ballads, collection of poems, first published in by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, the appearance of which is often designated by scholars as a signal of the beginning of English Romanticism.

The work included Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and Wordsworth’s. Jan 01,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Twenty-three poems that transformed English poetry Wordsworth and Coleridge composed this powerful selection of poetry during their youthful and intimate friendship. Reproducing the first edition of Cited by: This book has been written in defence of "Lyrical Ballads".

Wordsworth highly rejects the classical style of writing an is of the view that one should write with his emotions and in the language of common men. Its themes also should be from humble life as well as nature.

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