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1

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

2

"Go, go, go, said...

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

3

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

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

4

"Silence touched me...

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

5

"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

6

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

Wakes in me agitations like its own" The Prelude

7

According to TS Eliot, a poet's significance is

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

8

"be judged by the standards

of the past" TS Eliot

9

Eliot says the progress of a poet is

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

10

"express feelings which are not in

actual emotions at all."

11

"conscious and

deliberate" Eliot

12

"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

13

"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

14

"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

15

Wordsworth wants to use "a selection of...

language really used by men"

16

Wordsworth - "the spontaneous

overflow of powerful feelings"

17

Wordsworth -"the feeling therein developed gives...

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

18

Wordsworth- "Poetry is the image of...

man and nature"

19

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

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

20

Wordsworth - "One of a Nation who...

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

21

"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

22

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

personal and politically relevant

23

Wordsworth - "ordinary things should be....

presented to the mind in an unusual aspect"