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Wordsworth - "delighting...

to contemplate similar volitions and passions as manifested in the goings-on of the Universe, and habitually impelled to create them where he does not find them"
- Preface to Preface to Lyrical Ballads, 1800


"Go, go, go, said...

the bird: human kind/ Cannot bear very much reality." Burnt Norton, TS Eliot


"Time past and time future/ What might have been and...

what has been/ Point to one end, which is always present." Burnt Norton


"Silence touched me...

here/No less than sound had done before; the child/ Of Summer, lingering, shining, by herself" The Prelude Book 7


"Belovèd Friend! The assurance which then...

cheered some heavy thoughts/ On thy departure to a foreign land/ Has failed; too slowly moves the promised work." The Prelude


"The last night's genial feeling overflowed/ Upon this morning, and my favourite grove...

Wakes in me agitations like its own" The Prelude


According to TS Eliot, a poet's significance is

"the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists"


"be judged by the standards

of the past" TS Eliot


Eliot says the progress of a poet is

"a continual extinction of personality.", involving "depersonalization"


"express feelings which are not in

actual emotions at all."


"conscious and

deliberate" Eliot


"Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante, Had...

a bad cold, nevertheless/Is known to be the wisest woman in Europe, With a wicked pack of cards" Waste land, The burial of the dead


"After the torchlight red on sweaty faces/ After the frosty silence in the gardens/ After the agony in stony places

He who was living is now dead/ We who were living are now dying" Waste Land, What the thunder said


"I Tiresias have foresuffered all/ Enacted on..

this same divan or bed; I who have sat by Thebes below the wall/ And walked among the lowest of the dead" Waste Land, The fire sermon


Wordsworth wants to use "a selection of...

language really used by men"


Wordsworth - "the spontaneous

overflow of powerful feelings"


Wordsworth -"the feeling therein developed gives...

importance to the action and situation, and not the action and situation to the feeling."


Wordsworth- "Poetry is the image of...

man and nature"


Eliot - a poet "has acquired a greater readiness and power in expressing ....

those thoughts and feelings which...arise in him without immediate external excitement."


Wordsworth - "One of a Nation who...

henceforth, must wear/ Their fetters in their souls."
There Is A Bondage Worse, Far Worse, To Bear,


"Who, even the best, in such condition, free/ From

self-reproach, reproach that he must share/ With Human-nature?" There Is A Bondage Worse, Far Worse, To Bear, Wordsworth


Wordsworth - "ours" makes 'There Is A Bondage Worse, Far Worse, To Bear' more

personal and politically relevant


Wordsworth - "ordinary things should be....

presented to the mind in an unusual aspect"