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What are the major themes in Lyrical Ballads?

The basic themes of Lyrical Ballads are nature and the imagination, the purity and natural wisdom of children, an emphasis on the common man and common speech as opposed to poetic diction, and the...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2016 4:52 am UTC

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According to Coleridge, what distinct types of poetry did Wordsworth agree to include in "Lyrical Ballads?"

In Biographia Literaria, Coleridge's essay written in 1815, he offers a critique of Wordsworth's poetry and Lyrical Ballads. While the "Preface to Lyrical Ballads," written by Wordsworth in 1800,...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2016 4:30 am UTC

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What is the relationship between the natural and the supernatural in Samuel Taylor Coleridges' contributions to the...

The original _Lyrical Ballads_(1798), a joint poetic project by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, contained many poems by the former but only four by the latter. The relationship...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2012 9:45 am UTC

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who is the founder of folk or traditional ballad and literary or lyrical ballad?

Folk and traditional ballad go back centuries. The earliest known ballad is from the 13th century. Literary ballads go back to the 17th century, at least. Lyrical ballads, however, were...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2015 11:23 am UTC

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How does Coleridge refute Wordsworth's 'Theory of Poetry'?

I would not characterize Coleridge's stance on Wordsworth's theory of poetry as a refutation. I think that he is a willing and zealous supporter of both of their ideas. Coleridge's contributions...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012 11:27 am UTC

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What is the reader to gain through reading the lyrical ballads?

Wordsworth's Preface to the Lyrical Ballads outlines a theory of the nature and effect of poetry based on the concept that poetry is the "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling" from the...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2011 7:19 am UTC

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