Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trilling on Wordsworth and Coleridge

Lionel Trilling in distinguishing between the poetry of Coleridge and Wordsworth says Coleridge responded concretely and in poetic particulars to the natural world as he observed it compared to the more general, less poetically detailed responses of Wordsworth. For Wordsworth's poetry, what was important was more the effects natural scenes had on his mind and person than the detailed, poetically precise specifics of the scenes themselves.

What a great insight!

1 comment:

  1. This gentleman is a reader Of Trilling to be admired.