Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Frances Austin
    Pages 1-14
  3. Frances Austin
    Pages 15-46
  4. Frances Austin
    Pages 47-63
  5. Frances Austin
    Pages 64-92
  6. Frances Austin
    Pages 93-121
  7. Frances Austin
    Pages 122-168
  8. Frances Austin
    Pages 169-179
  9. Frances Austin
    Pages 180-186
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-204

About this book


In this volume, Dr Frances Austin examines the language of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, both regarded as initiators of the Romantic movement in English Literature. She compares and contrasts the poetic language of the two poets, showing their interest in language and their deliberate break from the poetic diction of their predecessors, and the way in which that interest is transmuted into poetry.


Coleridge poem poetry Romanticism Wordsworth

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-43273-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-20001-6
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