At a glance:
- Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- First Published: 1798
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Genres: Poetry, Pastoral, Ballad
- Subjects: Nature, Supernatural, Lower classes
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads first appeared in 1798 and was expanded in 1800. The 1800 edition includes new poems and Wordsworth’s now-famous “Preface.” Lyrical Ballads contains some of the early treatments of subjects and themes by Wordsworth and Coleridge that would occupy the bulk of each poet’s oeuvre. These subjects and themes include the relationship between humanity and nature, the psychology of the human heart, the fascination with the supernatural, and the sympathetic presentation of the plight...
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