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I cannot paint What then I was: The Psychological Structure of Wordsworthian Intensity

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print February 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112532
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0003
I cannot paint What then I was: The Psychological Structure of Wordsworthian Intensity

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This chapter discusses a complimentary qualitative investigation of Wordsworth's poem. This chapter isolates and, in some manner, illuminates one important aspect of that urgency of statement that raises Wordsworth to the very first rank of world poetry that accounts for the quality of other poems as well as that of ‘Tintern Abbey’.

Keywords: qualitative investigation; Wordsworth; world poetry; poems; Tintern Abbey

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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