Flashcards in Poetry Deck (23):
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."
"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