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Perfection Absolute: The Aspiration of The Recluse

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses a number of Wordsworth's finest poems, including ‘The Ruined Cottage’ and The Excursion, which is a volume of poems by Wordsworth. The Recluse is also examined and discussed in ... More


Wordsworth and the Druids: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

MATTHEW CAMPBELL

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about English poet William Wordsworth and the druids delivered by the author at the 2008 Warton Lecture on English Poetry held at the British Academy. It ... More


‘The Words He Uttered…’: Wordsworth

Michael O'Neill

in Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122852
eISBN:
9780191671579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter begins with a discussion of The Excursion, a poem whose fear of the autonomous imagination results in writing that is fascinatingly, at times tragically, both repressed and expressive. ... More


Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Michael O'Neill

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122852
eISBN:
9780191671579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In this wide-ranging study the author examines the phenomenon of the ‘self-conscious poem’ — that is, a poem concerned with poetry or, more centrally if often connectedly, a poem that displays ... More


The Pastor's Wife and the Wanderer: Spousal Verse or the Mind's Excursive Power

Paul H. Fry

in Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126488
eISBN:
9780300145410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126488.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the diminishments of William Wordsworth's verse. Here, it is argued as it has been argued elsewhere that the weakening of Wordsworth's verse in The Excursion is in accordance ... More


'The Excursion' and Wordsworth's Iconography

Brandon C. Yen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781786941336
eISBN:
9781800851771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941336.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book considers William Wordsworth’s use of iconography in his long poem The Excursion (1814). Through this iconographical approach, it steers a middle course between The Excursion’s two very ... More


Individual Sovereignty and Community: Wordsworth’s Prelude

Zoe Beenstock

in The Politics of Romanticism: The Social Contract and Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474401036
eISBN:
9781474422147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401036.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Wordsworth understood poetry as a development of political economy. The 1805 Prelude describes his personal growth as a transition from a state of nature to society. Echoing Rousseau’s Second ... More


‘Fearless I rove, exploring, free’: The Mountaineer and the Romantic Imagination

Simon Bainbridge

in Mountaineering and British Romanticism: The Literary Cultures of Climbing, 1770-1836

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857891
eISBN:
9780191890468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857891.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter investigates why the figure of the mountaineer became so important in Romantic-period literature, beginning with an examination of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s influential account of the ... More


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