lecture 1.13.10 Wordsworth

lecture 1.13.10 Wordsworth - W illiam Wordsworth from T he...

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William Wordsworth, from The Prelude , Book V (1805), ll. 482-568 1. Context (Historical / Biographical) The Prelude is an autobiographical poem written in the epic mode and in the lyric voice: o Blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) o Intended to preface “the great philosophical poem of the age” Became (in a sense) that very poem: an epic turned inward; Two-part version completed in 1799; full version (13 books) completed in 1805; revised and published (14 books) in 1850; Early books treat speaker’s childhood (for Wordsworth, “the child is father of the man”): o Book V is a kind of recap via the general subject of “Books” o Later books treat early adulthood: Wordsworth’s years at Cambridge and in France – including during the early stages of the French Revolution; and his nervous breakdown and subsequent recovery (via poetry) in the 1790s When he met Samuel Coleridge, the friend who encouraged him to write the poem and with whom he wrote and published
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