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  • 1. Wordsworths Preface Paper III: Literary Theory & Criticism Students Name: Kaushal Desai Class: M.A. Sem-1 Roll No. : 17 Year: 2013/14 Submitted To: Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University

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. The Priest of Nature 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. Wordsworth Preface to Lyrical BalladsSpontaneous overflow of powerful feelingsemotion recollected in tranquility 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. 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. Subject of poetryPoetry was to deal with The best subjects to write about wereLanguageThe poems were to be written as far as Possible and as near as possible to though purified 9. Role of the ImaginationImagination was to play a very important role, which Wordsworth identified with its capacityPoetry as memorythe poet describes natural and simple objects and peaceful landscapesTask of the Poetequal to other men in quality, the Poet stands apart from them because of He is in fact possessed 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. Poems Main Subject the nature of the imagination, and imaginations relationship to nature. The poem is about the minds dialogue with nature. 12. What Is a Poet? A poet: is a man speaking to men Knows a lotgreater knowledge of human nature Is tuned in to emotionshis 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. Foremost Poems Daffodils 14. Rainbow 15. The Tables Turned The World Is Too Much Lines Composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey " Us" 16. Thank you