Wordsworth had a belief that poetic style should be as simple and sincere as the language of everyday life, and that the more the poet draws on elemental feelings and primal simplicities the better for his art. Wordsworth & coleridge in 1798, two young english poets william wordsworth (1770-1850) and samuel taylor coleridge (1772-1834) published a book of poems called lyrical ballads in 1800 an expanded edition was published, with a preface-a kind of poetic manifesto-by wordsworth. Discuss wordsworth's theory of poetry as propounded by him in his preface to lyrical ballads 1 educator answer examine wordsworth's theory of poetic diction. Wordsworth's poetical works discuss the concept of 'poetry' and 'poetic diction' as explained by wordsworth in preface to lyrical ballads 'poetry' and 'poetic diction' as explained by wordsworth in preface to lyrical ballads. Full text of wordsworth's theory of poetic diction a study of the historical and personal background of the lyrical ballads see other formats.
Poetic diction: poetic diction refers to the operating language of poetry, language employed in a manner that sets poetry apart from other kinds of speech or writingit involves the vocabulary, the phrasing, and the grammar considered appropriate and inappropriate to poetry at different times. Wordsworth's theory of poetic diction is of immense value when considered as a corrective to the artificial, inane, and unnatural phraseology current at the time but considered in itself it is full of a number of contradictions and suffers from a number of imitations. Wordsworth's theory of poetry : the poet and poetic process wordsworth's conception of a poet is an important part of his theory of poetry presented in the preface to lyrical ballads in the preface, wordsworth discusses the definition, qualities and function of a poet. In this preface, which some scholars consider a central work of romantic literary theory, wordsworth discusses what he sees as the elements of a new type of verse, one that is based on the real language of men and avoids the poetic diction of much 18th-century verse.
Wordsworth's theory of poetic diction for the augustans diction in poetry was very important they believed that it was diction that distinguished the language of poetry and other forms of writings and makes it elegantwordsworth argues that diction often mars the beauty of a poem. The poetic diction of the eighteenth century, sought to substitute the selection of the language really used by menthe advertisement included in the 1798 edition shows wordsworth's concern about the language of poetry. At the bottom 327 diction of poetry l120617010 - wordsworth poetic diction. Within the field of wordsworth studies, at least, some such account would seem to have fulfilled the broader institutional role envisioned for it by mcgann, allowing many of the poet's most influential [end page 893] interpreters to bring a variety of historical subjects to the center of critical. On diction, it will be elaborated the everyday use of language on the poetry, and if wordsworth stayed faithful to his claims finally meter is an arena of differences as well and a matter of.
A term used to mean language and usage peculiar to poetry, which came into prominence with wordsworth's discussion in his preface (1800) to the lyrical ballads, in which he claims to have taken pains to avoid 'what is usually called poetic diction' wordsworth implies that there should be no. With the questions, what is wordsworth's theory of diction, did wordsworth put his theory into practice, and, indirectly, though necessarily, is wordsworth's theory a correct one this paper purposes to deal. Wordsworth's contribution to literary criticism lies chiefly in his preface to the second edition of the lyrical ballads published by him and his friend coleridge first in 1798 wordsworth in his preface discusses the question of poetic diction or the language fit for poetry which had been the topic of heated discussion among the neo.
Wordsworth made an explicit connection between the poetic diction and appropriate relationship to nature and society his poetry often rejoices the beauty and spiritual values of the natural world wordsworth's poems add sunshine to the human heart. This chapter analyses the main premises of wordsworth's theory of poetry and the adverse reactions it triggered among contemporaries these include wordsworth's view that there is no 'essential difference between the language of prose and metrical composition. Wordsworth's theory of poetic diction wordsworth was primarily a poet who had to become a critic by necessity the new experiment which he had made in the lyrical ballads (1798) called forth a systematic defence of the theory upon which the poems were written.
Poetic diction is the term used to refer to the linguistic style, the vocabulary, and the metaphors used in the writing of poetry in the western tradition, all these elements were thought of as properly different in poetry and prose up to the time of the romantic revolution, when william. Content distributed via the university of minnesota's digital conservancy may be subject to additional license and use restrictions applied by the depositor. Wordsworth's poetic theory and lines composed a few miles above tintern abbey: a brief outline of lines composed i wordsworth revisits the wye river which he had seen five years earlier. According to the theory that poetry resulted from the spontaneous overflow of emotions, as wordsworth wrote in the preface, wordsworth and coleridge made it their task to write in the simple language of common people, telling concrete stories of their lives.
Download wordsworth s theory of poetic diction or read online books in pdf, epub, tuebl, and mobi format click download or read online button to get wordsworth s theory of poetic diction book now this site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Wordsworth and coleridge set out to overturn what they considered the priggish, learned and highly sculpted forms of 18th century english poetry and bring poetry within the reach of the average person by writing the verses using normal, everyday language. Get this from a library wordsworth's theory of poetic diction a study of the historical and personal background of the lyrical ballads [marjorie latta barstow greenbie.