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    Wordsworth and Coleridge: Stylistic Distinctions with Spiritual Resemblance In Lyrical Ballads 1798, it is easy to distinguish the poems composed by William Wordsworth from the ones composed by Samuel Coleridge. This is not out of their divergent views, but rather, a result of their characteristic poetic styles and distinctive writing subjects. Coleridge himself gives an account of this: These are the poetry of nature… composed of two sorts… It was agreed that my endeavours should be directed to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic… Mr. Wordsworth, on the other hand, was to propose to himself, as his object, to give the charm of novelty to things of every day. (Coleridge 174) Their division of labor, thus, expands the…

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    Additionally, within “The Preface” lies the heart of the French Revolution, the common man. At this point in his life Wordsworth may have been losing some of his more radical political leanings, but the basis of that revolutionary spirit, the plight of the common man was still very much an idea that stuck with Wordsworth. In the “Preface” he writes, “Low and rustic life was generally chosen because in that situation the essential passions of the heart find a better soil in which they can…

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    returns: and till my ghastly tale is told, this heart within me burns.” (lines 582-585). This quote from the books shows us that the mariner is fulfilling his duties and still feels terrible about the things that he has done to hurt others. He has transformed by telling his story to the others and letting them hear about the awful things he did hoping that others would never do this selfish. Through the reading of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner there are many messages depending on the way…

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    William Wordsworth is considered as the real pioneer of romanticism all over the world so he published a lot of romantic poems which reflect the beauty of nature to all readers. He had established effective relation with Samuel Coleridge for emphasizing the romantic context of poetry in the 19th century. They both revolted against the norms of classical movement which dominated Europe until the end of the 18th century. Romantic poets adopted a new approach of poetry writing as they avoided the…

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is American poet who wrote throughout 1873 to 1880, primarily influenced by the Romantic era. Born to the daughter of a Revolutionary War hero and an established lawyer, Longfellow was expected to attend college and follow his father’s footsteps. However he was more fascinated by the coastal culture of his town in Maine, fascinated by the stories of the sailors who detailed their exotic travels. Accordingly, Longfellow pursued his intrigue,…

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    William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was an eminent English Romantic Poet, hose Lyrical Ballad, as a result of joint efforts, co-authoring with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Contributed to launch the Romantic Age in English Literature. He is known as the poet of Nature, reflecting his inner feelings while appreciating the wonderings and beauty of it. (Norton, 543-45) The poem ‘We Are Seven’, as Wordsworth says, has been “written an Alfoxden in the spring of 1798. The little girl who is the heroine I met…

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    kind of enigma to the expressions or thoughts of the poet) Individualism It is one of the important romantic poetry characteristics. Representation of a hero, a person with exceptional genius, is of common occurrence in romantic poetry. Heroes are depicted as personalities which exhibit boldness. “ The Daffodils” , which can be read as biographic ,and as a transcription of the experience of William Wordsworth , and that is identifies the ‘I’ as Wordsworth , the experience take place…

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    I WONDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD I wondered lonely as a cloud is a poem composed by William Wordsworth who was born on 7 April 1770 in Cumbria. He attended Hawkshead Grammar School, where he began to write poetry but none was published until 1793. He married Mary Hutchinson, a childhood friend, and they had five children together. Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge collaborated on Lyrical Ballad, published in 1798. William Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount on April 23, 1850, leaving his wife to…

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    In William Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem, The Prelude, the speaker, who in this case is also the poet, encounters unfamiliar aspects of the natural world. These unfamiliar aspects cause the speaker’s changing responses to his experience evolving from an ignorantly blissful boy who enjoys the “troubled pleasure” (ln.6) brought on by finding a boat and leaving nature’s comfort to a man who has loss his innocence and finds that the “covert of the willow tree [a symbol of enchantment,…

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    In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the Mariner recalled his story about unfortunate events he faced while at sea to a wedding guest. During the Mariner’s voyage, an Albatross guided him and his crew through a storm and brought them steady wind and good weather. The Mariner impulsively killed the Albatross, causing the Mariner to receive punishments for his cruelty. The punishments given to the Mariner was fitting for his crime because the pain of isolation and…

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