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Wordsworth and the poetry of sincerity.

Perkins, David

Wordsworth and the poetry of sincerity.

by Perkins, David

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Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Sincerity in literature.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5888 .P46
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 285 p.
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5909214M
    LC Control Number64010443
    OCLC/WorldCa364196

    But set apart from its background, her argument teeters. It comes to resemble the claims of a movement that has no relation to her own practice. I mean those poets who are truly “against sincerity,” period. For these writers, the very idea of the poem as the speech of a subjective self. This book contains a selection of the shorter poems, including Wordsworth's whole contribution to the Lyrical Ballads (), several tales from The Excursion and over half of The Prelude. Two additional features of this edition are new versions of The Pe4/5(4).

      By , Wordsworth — first in tandem with his fellow revolutionary Samuel Taylor Coleridge, then alone — had transformed English verse with a new devotion to “simplicity and sincerity”.Author: Boyd Tonkin.   Show at National Trust’s Wordsworth House and Garden in Cumbria to mark th anniversary of poet’s birth Mark Brown Arts correspondent .

    Thirdly, there has been a certain amount of interest in what we might call the ‘compositional poetics’ of Wordsworth writing by such scholars as David Perkins (in Wordsworth and the Poetry of Sincerity, ), J. Douglas Kneale (in Monumental Writing: Aspects of Rhetoric in Wordsworth’s Poetry, ), and Kenneth Johnston (in The Hidden. Juxtaposing the poetry of Wordsworth and Frank O’Hara, Charlotte Smith and Sylvia Plath, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Elizabeth Bishop, Rosenbaum shows how on the one hand, through textual claims to sincerity poets addressed moral anxieties about the authenticity, autonomy, and transparency of literature written in and for a market.


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Wordsworth and the poetry of sincerity by Perkins, David Download PDF EPUB FB2

In chapter one, "The Challenge of Sincerity," Perkins defines sincerity and tracks its emergence in Wordsworth's poetry. The challenge of sincerity is to capture a moment and passion in words, words that force us to carve the world with blunt by: It contains an extended criticism of Wordsworth’s later poems, and explores the vexing question of why the mode of his poetry changed as he grew older.

The author shows that the ideal of sincerity has influenced poets, critics, and common readers from Wordsworth to now, and describes the problems raised for poets by this new challenge. Augustan poetry become belief Biographia Literaria called Charles Lamb Coleridge concrete conscious course criticism described diction emotion ence example Wordsworth and the poetry of sincerity.

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Wordsworth and the poetry of sincerity. [David Perkins] -- This book presents not just the Romantic Wordsworth, but Wordsworth as part of a large historical movement in poetry, beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing to the present day. Wordsworth and the Poetry of Sincerity.

[David Perkins] -- This book presents not just the Romantic Wordsworth, but Wordsworth as part of a large historical movement in poetry, beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing to the present day.

the challenge of sincerity; ii. sincerity and counter ideals; iii. the process of composition; iv. the adequacy of language; v. the psychology of belief; vi. wordsworth and his audience; vii. resources of style and expression: i; viii.

resources of style and expression: ii; ix. the late poems; abbreviations used in notes; notes; index. Aims and Scope This book presents not just the Romantic Wordsworth, but Wordsworth as part of a large historical movement in poetry, beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing to.

William Wordsworth has always been an advocate for Nature, and it has has shown in his poetry. Wordsworth has had a penchant, particularly for personifying Nature as if Nature is an actual person, as it follows along the concept of the earth being alive and reaching out to human-kind around the world.

However, despite his. William Wordsworth was one of the founders of English Romanticism and one its most central figures and important intellects.

He is remembered as a poet of spiritual and epistemological speculation, a poet concerned with the human relationship to nature and a fierce advocate of using the vocabulary and speech patterns of common people in poetry. 21 rows  William Wordsworth, who rallied for "common speech" within poems and argued against.

Wordsworth and the poetry of sincerity by Perkins, David; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Criticism and interpretation, Sincerity in literature; People: William Wordsworth.

framework than Wordsworth offers and Perkins has tacitly to leave sincerity behind several times because important things to be said about the poet elude the grasp of the governing emphasis.

Thus the book is best regarded as another critical ‘coverage’ of Wordsworth, and ‘sincerity’, pending so. Share - Wordsworth and the Poetry of Sincerity by David D.

Perkins (, Hardcover) Wordsworth and the Poetry of Sincerity by David D. Perkins (, Hardcover) Be the first to write a review. About Wordsworth: Poems Of all the lasting innovations that William Wordsworth () brought to our literature, it is his discovery of nature and his fresh vision of human lives in the context of nature that have most influenced our cultural climate.

Wordsworth's masterpiece is generally considered to be The Prelude, an autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times.

The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem "to Coleridge"/5. Wordsworth & The Poetry of Perkins, Harvard & O.U.P., 32s.

‘Sincerity’ is potentially the focus for an elaborate definition of what distinguishes ‘modern’ or post neo-classic culture from what preceded : Kenneth Trodd. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Wordsworth and the Poetry of Sincerity at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.3/5(1).

"Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are deepens and renews a tradition of literary-critical reflection on Wordsworth's poetry. It is a book that everywhere shows evidence of the author's learning, subtlety, and critical acumen."—Simon Jarvis, University of Cambridge.

Radical Wordsworth, Well-Kept Secrets, William Wordsworth review – lives of the poet Biography books Republican, eco-warrior young Wordsworth v grand older poet – Author: Freya Johnston. Sincerity's Shadow is a versatile conceptual toolkit for reading poetry. Ever since Wordsworth redefined poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings," poets in English have sought to represent a "sincere" self-consciousness through their work.

Forbes's generative insight is that this project can only succeed by staging its own. William Wordsworth (7 April – 23 April ) was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads ().

Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, Alma mater: St John's College, Cambridge. He gave a series of lectures that semester exploring the historical validity and idealization of sincerity and authenticity. One would think that a professor of poetry would give lectures on poetry--scansion, critiquing, writing, historical development of poetic forms, the future of poetry /5.Abstract ‘Sincerity’, as a critical concept, did not do very well in the twentieth century.

The New Critics, in particular, were unimpressed with an interpretative criterion that seemed to emphasize authorial intention; to them, ‘Is the poet sincere?’ was ‘always an impertinent and illegitimate question’.

1 In philosophical terms, too, sincerity has been displaced and overshadowed Cited by: 4.