Notes on Wordsworth

Notes on Wordsworth - English 222 Mid-Term Study Guide I....

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English 222 Mid-Term Study Guide I. William Worsworth A. Lyrical Ballads , 1798 1. A volume of poetry, published in 1798, that was divided into two sections: one featuring the poetry of William Wordsworth, and the other section featuring the work of Samuel Coleridge. 2. This publication is generally considered to be the beginning of romanticism in England. 3. Most of the poems in this volume were written in quatrains. B. Lines Written in Early Spring , 1798 1. Poem is composed of six quatrains 2. The rhyme scheme of the poem is abab. 3. The meter of the poem is Iambic a. If there are four feet in a line then the line is written in tetrameter, if there are three feet in a line then the line is in trimester 4. The poem is written from a first person point of view. a. Romantic poetry has a tendency to be meditative b. The “I” in the poem can almost certainly be identified as Wordsworth. c. “The romantic poet discovers his real subject in himself” 5. Natural piety and joy are key concepts 6. Joy- A sense of bounding vitality and harmony between oneself and the universe around us. a. In the poem, everything in nature seems to be joyful 7. The individual and his own apprehension of truth are important themes. a.
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