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Wordsworthian Naturalism and the Coleridgean Sublime

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199574018
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723100 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0007
Wordsworthian Naturalism and the Coleridgean Sublime

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Coleridge's early views on poetry and his growing admiration for Wordsworth, together with his realization that their ideas on poetry differ, Wordsworth pursuing his interest in nature and the life of human beings in a natural setting, while Coleridge tries to develop his idea of sublimity in poetry, engaging with contemporary writing in Germany and writing poems devoted to mountainous places. His previous delight in Hellenism is supplemented by a new respect for the achievements of Hebrew poetry.

Keywords: natural; sublime; passions; mountains; Scafell; Chamonix; Hellenism; Hebrew poetry

Chapter.  8403 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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