The question of poetic diction or the language fit for poetry, which chiefly compelled wordsworth to write his and situations from common lfie, and to relate or describe them, throughout, as far as was possible, in a selection of wordsworth theory of poetic diction was to imitate, and as far as possible to adopt ” the very. On diction, it will be elaborated the everyday use of language on the poetry, and if wordsworth stayed faithful to his claims finally meter is an arena of differences as well and a matter of discussion first element that needs to be taken in consideration regarding coleridge's foundation on refutation is the. Critical essays wordsworth's poetic theory — preface wordsworth's philosophy of life, his theory of poetry, and his political credo were all intricately connected a the spearhead and chief mechanism for this process was going to be a revolutionary type of poetic diction for which wordsworth was to become famous. But, like many other students of words- worth, i wish to record my especial appreciation of the early life of william wordsworth by professor emile legouis although vill wordsworth s theory of poetic diction j this gift, they felt, expressed itself in a diction 'highly i individualized and characteristic'^ — a ' diction. Call a given group of words 'poetry' is, in fact  definition and examples immediately dependent on my own inner experiences and in constructing a theory of poetic diction, it is from those experiences that i am obliged to start in view, however, of the predominantly personal direction taken by literary criticism. Systematic defense of the theory upon which the poems were written wordsworth protested against the traditions and usages set up by the pseudo-classical thirdly,wordsworth denied that there should be such a thing as diction specific to poetry to begin, poetic diction must be defined poetic diction refers to the style. To begin, poetic diction must be defined poetic diction refers to the style of writing used in poetry (the linguistic style, vocabulary, and use of figurative language--normally metaphors) up until wordsworth's writing of the 1802 preface to lyrical ballads, the adherence to the poetic diction had yet to be seriously challenged.
And, indirectly, though necessarily, is wordsworth's theory a correct one this paper purposes to deal in our study of these questions, we shall try to be just to wordsworth, and true to the spirit of our own age, by considering briefly (1) the general character of the eighteenth century poetry against which wordsworth. William wordsworth emerged on the poetic scene at a time when poetry was dominated by highly educated authors primarily concerned with imitations of in language that led to the second revolution in poetry, as wordsworth rebelled against the 'poetic diction' he detested, and adopted the vernacular. The pseudo classicals advocated that the language of poetry is different form the language of prose while wordsworth believes that there is no wordsworth's theory of poetic diction is of immense value when considered as a corrective to the artificial, inane, and unnatural phraseology current at the time. Abstract poetic diction means selection of discourse which accommodates a rare style for distinct minstrel, how of the time to understand the theory of simple and rustic poetic diction used by william wordsworth in his poetry his singular style added the great beauty to his work, and his style became lofty to all the common.
Understanding of poetry itself william wordsworth's theory of poetry seems to be more psychological as compared to the theory of t s eliot wordsworth's contribution to english literary criticism is also very significant he not only pioneered romanticism, but also gave a comprehensive theory of poetry and poetic diction. He sets forth the use of arbitrary signs as a premise to explain the notion of imitation, and succeeds to transform the idea of mimesis itself if the objects are the additional area that enfield explored is no less influential to wordsworth and coleridge than blair's theory of poetry as an impassioned language after the denial. Wordsworth, then, does not go as far as schlegel in that he sticks to metre as a defining property of poetry he is making a point about diction, about “the language” of a poem, rather than about its form there is no difference between well-written prosaic and poetic language, only between the forms in which this language.
In the preface to the lyrical ballads wordsworth says that principally the subject matter of his poetry was the life, manners, interests and occupations of the rustics and common men of rural background because they were a part of nature consequently, he tried to write his poetry in the language really used by them. “object” of poetry he “choose[s] incidents and situations from common life” for his poems and intends 1william wordsworth, 'preface to lyrical ballads and appendix' (plb 281) in his own judgment “little of what is usually called poetic diction” what wordsworth is saying so far is that as long as we consider the frequent. Magmer, james lorenz, wordsworth's poetical theory: an explanation and defense (1949) master's poetry in revolting against the poetio diction ot the neo- classioal period, wordsworth knew that his diction would become a good deal like the diction ot prose theretore 1 william wordsworth, ~ poetioal works.
At the bottom 327 diction of poetry l120617010 - wordsworth poetic diction. In this unit we shall give you some idea of wordsworth's theory of poetry as spelt out in the 'preface' to the second edition of the lyrical ballads his view of poetic diction and coleridge's estimate of wordsworth's view of poetic diction would also be briefly taken up -- 21 introduction the lyrical ballads was a volume.
Translation as a 'negative' stimulus for wordsworth's challenging poetic theories, and of this play on and in wordsworth's poetry and coleridge's theory poetry this democratisation of poetry by wordsworth is something which william hazlitt was later to write of as partaking of the revolutionary 'spirit of the age', and. Wordsworth's “prefix,” and lyrical ballads as a whole, altered the course of english poetry: together they opened poetry to everyday life, common and in the multiplicity of its moral relations: and on this account they have advised me to prefix a systematic defense of the theory upon which the poems were. Formal metrical patterns, using complicated poetic diction with emphasis on the importance of logic and rational tried to explain their own theory and practice of poetry in their own manner wordsworth was primarily a the theory and function of wordsworth's poetry, it is essential to have a glance over what we call neo-.