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Chapter 4 - Wordsworth at Sea

Lockdown and Lunacy in Two Poems from the 1830s

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 June 2023

Tim Fulford
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De Montfort University, Leicester
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It is the argument of this chapter that in the 1830s and 1840s, the pressure of memorialising old friends who had suffered or died with madness caused Wordsworth to write a kind of poetry that responded to (what he saw as) deformity. In the process, fraught with difficulty, he modified his epitaphic poetics: a series of memorials mixed the traits of his elegiac verse with those of his epitaphs and inscriptions.

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Experimentalism in Wordsworth's Later Poetry
Dialogues with the Dead
, pp. 88 - 106
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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  • Wordsworth at Sea
  • Tim Fulford, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Book: Experimentalism in Wordsworth's Later Poetry
  • Online publication: 15 June 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009320771.005
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  • Wordsworth at Sea
  • Tim Fulford, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Book: Experimentalism in Wordsworth's Later Poetry
  • Online publication: 15 June 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009320771.005
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  • Wordsworth at Sea
  • Tim Fulford, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Book: Experimentalism in Wordsworth's Later Poetry
  • Online publication: 15 June 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009320771.005
Available formats
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