Natural Role in Wordsworth's Poetry
by M. E. Remy
In 1798, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge anonymously posted a collection of poems quite important to advancement the Romantic Movement in European poems. The collection, В Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poetry, had an advertisement suggesting the poems " be considered since experimentsвЂќ determining " how long the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted towards the purposes of poetic pleasureвЂќ (Abrams 55). When republished by Wordsworth in 1850, a second volume of poems was added and the advertisement broadened. In this new preface, Wordsworth changed confront, justifying the poetry much less experimental, but as representative of genuine poetic principle. In the third edition, published in 1802, Wordsworth offered a further modified preface discussing the ideals of Romantic literary theoryвЂ”in response to authorities of the previously editions and poetry of the Enlightenment (Abrams 155). This new type of poems would be based on the real terminology of men, avoid poetic diction, give attention to emotion and memory, and display a positive return to mother nature because " poetry is definitely the image of person and natureвЂќ (Wordsworth 165).
In the winter of 1798-99, Coleridge, Wordsworth, wonderful sister, Dorothy, spent a while in Germany. It was here that Wordsworth wrote many poems regarding an individual called " Sharon, вЂќ area of the second amount of poems afterwards included inВ Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poetry. Lucy was never identified, and may end up being nothing more than mythical creation or maybe a representation of Wordsworth's emotions of devotion for his sister. These poemsвЂ”including " A Slumber Did My personal Spirit Seal, вЂќ although it doesn't specifically mention a nameвЂ”have been grouped by later editors as the " Lucy poemsвЂќ (Abrams 170). Instances of his give attention to nature is found by looking at each of these poems.
Lucy makes an element of reminiscence in many in the poems. In " " I Went among Unknown MenвЂќ [sic],...
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Wordsworth, William. " Coming from Preface to Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and Other Poetry (1802). вЂќ Abrams, M. H. 157-170.
---. " From The Preliminary or Regarding a Poet's Mind. вЂќ Abrams, Meters. H. 229-312.
---. " I Went among Unfamiliar Men. вЂќ Abrams, M. H. 173.
---. " She Dwelt among the Untrod unbeaten Ways. вЂќ Abrams, Meters. H. 171.
---. " A Sleep Did My Spirit Seal. вЂќ Abrams, M. H. 172.
---. " Unusual Fits of Passion Have got I Regarded. вЂќ Abrams, M. H. 170-171.
---. " 3 years She Grew. вЂќ Abrams, M. They would. 171.