To begin, poetic diction must be defined poetic diction refers to the style of writing used in poetry (the linguistic style, vocabulary, and use of figurative language--normally metaphors. Home wordsworth's poetical works q & a discuss the concept of 'poetry' wordsworth's poetical works discuss the concept of 'poetry' and 'poetic diction' as explained by wordsworth in preface to lyrical ballads 'poetry' and 'poetic diction' as explained by wordsworth in preface to lyrical ballads. Wordsworth's theory of poetic diction a study of the historical and personal background of the lyrical ballads by greenbie, marjorie latta (barstow) 1891-publication date 1917 topics wordsworth, william, 1770-1850 publisher new haven, yale university press.
Generally, it seems that wordsworth's theory of poetic language is merely a reaction against the neo-classical theory of poetic diction but such a view is true only partial his impulse is less a revolt against neo-classical diction than a desire to find a suitable language for the new territory of human life. Wordsworth's literary criticism edited by wjb owen routledge 236 pages these documents are invaluable for romantic poetry at large, and his theories — particularly on poetic diction, ordinary language and the nature of the creative process — inspired lively critical debate literary criticism / semiotics & theory lit014000. Download wordsworth s theory of poetic diction or read online books in pdf, epub, tuebl, and mobi format click download or read online button to get wordsworth s theory of poetic diction book now this site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.
Tarvin 2 b poetic process: expressive theory 1 until wordsworth’s time, the important aspect in the poetic process was its mimetic function: how, or how well, a poem imitated the real world. Wordsworth and coleridge: emotion, imagination and complexity the 19 th century was heralded by a major shift in the conception and emphasis of literary art and, specifically, poetry during the 18 th century the catchphrase of literature and art was reason logic and rationality took precedence in any form of written expression. Coleridge’s criticism of wordsworth’s theory of poetry and poetic diction the most remarkable part of biographia literaria lies in coleridge’s criticism of wordsworth’s theory of poetry and poetic diction while critically analyzing wordsworth’s theory coleridge has offered his own views on the choice of rustic, themes and characters as well as the language of poetry.
The theme which dominates most of wordsworth’s criticism, and which he pursues most consistently is his argument against poetic diction the immediate object of his attack was the ‘gaudiness and inane phraseology’ and the ‘vague, glossy and unfeeling language’ of contemporary poets. Wordsworth theory of poetic diction but such a view is partially true his first impulse was less a revolt against pseudo-classical diction, “than a desire to find a suitable language for the new territory of human life which he was conquering for poetic treatment. Subsequent critics have focused on the literary and historical sources of wordsworth’s ideas, demonstrating that, while the poet certainly reinvented english poetic diction, his theories were deeply rooted in the practice of earlier poets, especially john milton. Wordsworth’s theory of poetic diction is of immense value when considered as a corrective to the artificial, inane (silly), and unnatural phraseology current at the time but considered in itself, it is full of a number of contradictions and suffers from a number of limitations.
Poetic diction is usually defined as the words and phrase, which have established themselves as appropriate to poetry because they are not used in normal day communication wordsworth says that his purpose is to imitate, and, as far as possible, to adopt the very language of a common man. Three main principles of wordsworth’s poetic diction statement regarding poetic diction language of poetry people can not be employed in poetry filtered and refined vernacular words 7. Discuss wordsworth’s theory of poetry as advocated in the preface to the lyrical ballads it has been generally supposed that wordsworth’s theory of poetic language is merely a reaction against, and a criticism of, ‘the pseudo classical’ theory of poetic diction. Wordsworth theory of language of poetry and coleridge’s criticism on it, is of great significance in the history of literary criticism wordsworth revolts against the poetic diction of eighteenth century.
In the theory of poetry, the issue of diction tends to become primary because the feelings of the poet are most readily conceived to overflow into words, unlike into plot or characters the poets in all ages have used a distinctive language, a “poetic diction” which is not correct in ordinary discourse. Retrouvez wordsworth's theory of poetic diction: a study of the historical and personal background of the lyrical ballads (classic reprint) et des millions de livres en stock sur amazonfr achetez neuf ou d'occasion. Wordsworth’s theory of poetic diction essay wordsmith’s theory of poetic diction is not merely a revolt against existing practice it does not merely abolish false practice, but it also implies a desire to find a suitable engage for the new territory of human life, which he was bringing in for the poetic treatment, as oliver elton.