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Question 1

Ode on Intimations of Immortality
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Appeared in Year: 2016

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The Preface to Lyrical Ballads and the notion of poetic diction. (Paper 1)

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Preface to Lyrical Ballads

  • In The Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1800) or 1800th edition which was greatly expanded in the year 1802, William Wordsworth explains his theory of poetry.
  • The Preface explains the themes and styles of the poems in Lyrical Ballads. In this he makes the argument that literary tricks and devices make the presentation of the emo…

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Question 2

Ode on Intimations of Immortality
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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Wordsworth՚s poetry brings out his belief that nature is conscious and shows the influence of nature on man. Discuss with illustrations from poems you have read.

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Words of De Quincey

  • ″ Wordsworth had his passion for Nature fixed in his blood. It was a necessity of his being, like that of a mulberry leaf to the silk worm, and through his commerce with Nature did he live and breathe. ″
  • The divination of Nature which began during the Renaissance and continued till the 18th century, culminated with the coming of W…

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Question 3

Ode on Intimations of Immortality
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Gulliver՚s Travels and Huckleberry Finn are known as children՚s classics. What appeal do they hold for adult reader? Discuss.

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Gulliver՚S Travels and Huckleberry Finn

  • Child is the father of man; William Wordsworth said a century ago and the wisdom still holds. The edifice of the personality of the man, his values, his innermost desires are still shaped by his inner child, who is unencumbered by the prejudices, reasons and truths.
  • Both these books represent the spirit of adve…

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