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The Prophetic Stance

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/9780198112532.003.0006
The Prophetic Stance

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This chapter discusses Wordsworth and his stance as a prophet, despite futurity not being in the direction of his deepest poetic intuition. This prophetic stance rather than the stance of the artist was congenial to Wordsworth because of the curious simplicity of his poetic intent.

Keywords: Wordsworth; prophet; stance; futurity; poetic intuition; prophetic stance; artist; poetic intent

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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