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Lyrical Ballads, 1798, was the flame that lit the English Romantic movement, its spark being that of the somewhat earlier William Blake. See also: 1797 in literature, other events of 1798, 1799 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual movement that originated in late 18th century Western Europe. ... William Blake (1807) William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) was an English poet, painter and printmaker. ...

The book was a joint venture between William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Both set out to overturn what they considered the priggish, learned and highly sculpted forms of eighteenth century English poetry. In the 1800 edition Wordworth added his famous "Preface" where he explained his poetical concept. William Wordsworth, English poet William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770 – April 23, 1850) was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads. ... Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, 1795 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and as one of the Lake Poets. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is traditionally a written art form (although there is also an ancient and modern poetry which relies mainly upon oral or pictorial representations) in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ...

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Poetic diction is the term used to refer to the linguistic style, the vocabulary, and the metaphors used in the writing of poetry. ...

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  • Preface to Lyrical Ballads 1802

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Pace, 'Wordsworth, the _Lyrical Ballads_, and Literary and Social Reform in Nineteenth Century America' - The ... (6765 words)
The distinct allure of the Lyrical Ballads in America was its focus on the mind in a state of excitement.
Passing mention will be made of others who use the Ballads as a model for their own endeavors to bring about change, and an emphasis will be placed on the Harvard Unitarians' persona of Wordsworth and the adverse reactions to it expressed by Poe and Orestes Brownson.
Although Brownson's attacks were aimed at the Wordsworth of the Lyrical Ballads, this Wordsworth was the one after whom Dix modeled her own writing for changes in state legislation regarding the poor.
Underwood, "How to Save 'Tintern Abbey' from New-Critical Pedagogy (in Three Minutes Fifty-Six Seconds)", ... (2690 words)
I teach students who have done well in high school, and know perfectly well what a lyric poem is. A lyric, as you may know, is a condensed literary form in which a single speaker explores a process of thought or feeling.
Wordsworth's lyrics lack the imagistic riddle-structure they have learned to expect in written poems; by contrast, they appear sentimental and didactic.
I had reasoned that students already see the complexity in rock lyrics, and that it should only be necessary to connect popular culture to Romanticism in order to allow their existing proficiency in the lyric mode to spill over into the classroom.
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