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Wordsworth’s Bardic Vocation, 1787–1842

  • Authors
  • Richard Gravil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction A Bardic Imagination

    1. Richard Gravil
      Pages 1-8
  3. The World of Shades

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Richard Gravil
      Pages 11-32
    3. Richard Gravil
      Pages 33-50
    4. Richard Gravil
      Pages 51-72
  4. The Bond of Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Richard Gravil
      Pages 115-130
  5. The Living and the Dead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Richard Gravil
      Pages 133-155
    3. Richard Gravil
      Pages 156-174
  6. Wordsworth and Kindliness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Richard Gravil
      Pages 203-224
    3. Richard Gravil
      Pages 225-244
    4. Richard Gravil
      Pages 245-266
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-310

About this book

Introduction

From 1787 to 1842, Wordsworth was preoccupied with the themes of loss and death, and with 'natural piety' in the lives of people and nations. Beginning with his consciousness of the Bards and Druids of Cumbria, this book treats Wordsworth's oeuvre , including the 'Gothic' juvenilia, The Ruined Cottage , Lyrical Ballads , Poems in Two Volumes , The Excursion , and the Poems of 1842, as unified by a Bardic vocation, to bind 'the living and the dead' and to nurture 'the kind'.

Keywords

lyric poem William Wordsworth Wordsworth

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