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Words are all I have

November 8, 2010

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Pic Src: Words Someone said, “Take these words and do what you want to do with them.” Now this was something I never expected. Normally words come out so spontaneously that I hardly have to look other quarters for some help. But now I had my hands full with this gift of words. And I […]

Democratic Note in Wordsworth’s Poetry

October 13, 2009

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SOME VIEWPOINTS: Wordsworth was brought up in a democratic environment. The principles of the revolution were ingrained in his nature.He is the first to strike the true democratic note in English poetry. He makes the lowliest rustics the heroes of his poetry, glorifies them and brings out the essential heroism of their souls. He learns […]

My Blog’s Second Anniversary

May 15, 2009

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It was on this day, that is, May 15 in 2007 that I published my first post on my blog ‘Literary Jewels’. My maiden post was: ‘English Poetry:My Inspiration’. My blog is 2-years old today. I have tried to post as frequently as possible so that I can provide my readers with new material now […]

Wordsworth’s ‘The Stolen Boat’ from ‘Prelude’

July 25, 2008

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‘The Stolen Boat’ (text) ( photo source: http://www.flickr.com/) One summer evening (led by her) I foundA little boat tied to a willow treeWithin a rocky cave, its usual home.Straight I unloosed her chain, and stepping inPushed from the shore. It was an act of stealthAnd troubled pleasure, nor without the voiceOf mountain-echoes did my boat […]

Preface to the ‘Lyrical Ballads’ – Wordsworth

June 14, 2008

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In the ‘Preface to the Lyrical Ballads’, William Wordsworth has revolted against the poetic principles of the eighteenth century saying that the life of a poor man can serve as a fit material for the poetry. The diction should be drawn from everyday speech and he wants to through a colouring of imagination over the […]

Wordsworth – Coleridge Collaboration

June 10, 2008

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Wordsworth and Coleridge were the founders of the Romantic School of Poetry. They collaborated to compose poetry in accordance with their definition of poetry and with ideas to enrich it, by adding strangeness to beauty. They were disgusted with the artificial poetic composition of the poets of the Neo-Classical School of poetry. They added emotion […]

Wordsworth’s ‘The World is too much with us’

March 4, 2008

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THE World is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours;We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon, The winds that will be howling at all hours And are up-gather’d now […]