Lyrical Ballads

Introduction

Reading:

Scott McEathron – Lyrical Ballads and Problem of Peasant Poetry
 
Lyrical Ballads 1798

Simon Lee: The Old Huntsman

Readings:

Brian Mcgrath: Wordsworth, “Simon Lee,” and the Craving for Incidents
Wordsworth and the Problem of Imaginative Story: The Case of “Simon Lee” – Author(s): Andrew L. Griffin
 
Simon Lee

The Thorn

Readings:

Wordsworth’s Misery, Coleridge’s Woe – Jerome Christensen
The Thorn: Wordsworth’s dramatic monologue – Stephen Maxfield Parrish
Innocence and Experience In Wordsworth’s “The Thorn” – Michael Kirkham
 
The thorn

We are Seven

Readings:

Wordsworth’s “We Are Seven” and Crabbe’s The Parish Register: Poetry and Anti-Census – Aaron Fogel

peasant girlpeasant children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Old man Travelling

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

The Prelude

Reading:

The two-part prelude of 1798-99 – Jonathan Wordsworth, Exeter College, and Stephen Gill, Lincoln College, Oxford