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Chapter 3 - Wordsworth in Homage:

Elegising the Lyrical Ballad

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 June 2023

Tim Fulford
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De Montfort University, Leicester
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In this chapter, I assess a pair of poems linked by their occasion – the moon seen from the seashore – by their place of composition – the Cumbrian coast—by their date – the mid 1830s – and by their scenario – the lonely sailor at sea in the dark allegorising men and women’s position in the world. I construe the poems as among Wordsworth’s most searching meditations on disappointment, alienation, loss and depression – and on poetry’s role in articulating aspects of spacetime that might mollify, if not cure, what he reveals to be the human predicament.

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Experimentalism in Wordsworth's Later Poetry
Dialogues with the Dead
, pp. 54 - 87
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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  • Wordsworth in Homage:
  • Tim Fulford, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Book: Experimentalism in Wordsworth's Later Poetry
  • Online publication: 15 June 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009320771.004
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  • Wordsworth in Homage:
  • Tim Fulford, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Book: Experimentalism in Wordsworth's Later Poetry
  • Online publication: 15 June 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009320771.004
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  • Wordsworth in Homage:
  • Tim Fulford, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Book: Experimentalism in Wordsworth's Later Poetry
  • Online publication: 15 June 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009320771.004
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