Letteratura inglese - Lyrical ballads
Wordsworth and Coleridge
Lyrical Ballads: why this title?
Lyrical refers to lyrics. They show the most interior and subjective feelings one’s author.
Wordswoth is more lyrical then narrative
Private level : to show personal feelings.
Ballad refers to the middle age ballad.
Romantic writers turn to middle age because of the irrational air of this period,
which is in contrast with the Augustan age.
Ballads were kind of narrative songs: people played them out loud.
man speaking to men”
It underlines the sense of “a Coleridge is more narrative then lyrical
Public level: show of universal matters
In Augustan age these 2 genres were well known , but no one had never put them side by side.
By the reading of the title we can already discover
- a literary companionship even if these poets have different styles, they work side by side
- a declaration of intents manifesto. They are publishing something different, that appear bizarre (funny)
already in the title. Poet level.
In the middle of these 2 levels, there is the
It means the level of
the man, who thank to his sensibility can spread his experiences to people, to the ones he is speaking with.
1798 The First publication of
coincides with the Birth of Romantic writing.
Main ideas of Romanism in “Lyrical Ballads” Advertisement,
The collection of poems is prefaced by a short in which we can underline some basic elements
of the romantic movement
such as: elevation of Poetry
- : Prose, and mainly philosophical prose, was used to spread one’s ideas.
It was considered the more accessible communications medium.
In point of fact it was not such easy to get to. In reality the language used was
high toned and complicated, so that only aristocrats could read it.
-common they write about everything can interest the reader such as
human passions, human incidents, human characters”
(last lines of the Advertisement)
It means that they start to write about common people lifestyle.
If in the past knowledge was related just to the upper class, now these Poets refer also
to a middle class reality.
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Appunti contenenti un'analisi dettagliata dell'opera "Lyrical Ballads" e dell'ideologia che ha accompagnato la sua stesura del corso di laurea della facoltà di Lettere e filosofia di Letteratura inglese della professoressa Gioiella Bruni. Nello specifico gli argomenti trattati sono i seguenti: elevation of poetry, common speech, liberté, fraternité, égalité, common subjects.
I contenuti di questa pagina costituiscono rielaborazioni personali del Publisher Moses di informazioni apprese con la frequenza delle lezioni di Letteratura inglese e studio autonomo di eventuali libri di riferimento in preparazione dell'esame finale o della tesi. Non devono intendersi come materiale ufficiale dell'università Maria SS. Assunta - Lumsa o del prof Bruni Roccia Gioiella.
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