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The Mind of a Poet

The Prelude, Commentary

Raymond Dexter Havens

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This book seeks to study the mind of a poet, specifically by picking William Wordsworth as a case study. The reason for signaling out Wordsworth as the person in whom to study the mind of a poet is that The Prelude reveals with unusual fullness a mind that is fundamentally poetic. Even its peculiarities, its numerous limitations, and its unusual emphases are in the main those of a poet. Besides, poetry—not, as with many other writers, religious or social problems, humanitarianism, science, politics, economics, metaphysics, or literary criticism—was the chief concern of his creative years…

This book seeks to study the mind of a poet, specifically by picking William Wordsworth as a case study. The reason for signaling out Wordsworth as the person in whom to study the mind of a poet is that The Prelude reveals with unusual fullness a mind that is fundamentally poetic. Even its peculiarities, its numerous limitations, and its unusual emphases are in the main those of a poet. Besides, poetry—not, as with many other writers, religious or social problems, humanitarianism, science, politics, economics, metaphysics, or literary criticism—was the chief concern of his creative years. Further, the sheer amount of verse, criticism, letters, and journals Wordsworth produced makes him an excellent choice for a study of this kind.

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422
ISBN
9781421438337
Table of Contents

Table of Sigla, Abbreviations, etc.
Preface
Introduction. The Plan, Theme, and Biographical Truth of The Prelude
Chapter 11. Book I
Chapter 12. Book II
Chapter 13. Book III
Chapter 14. Book IV
Chapter 15

Table of Sigla, Abbreviations, etc.
Preface
Introduction. The Plan, Theme, and Biographical Truth of The Prelude
Chapter 11. Book I
Chapter 12. Book II
Chapter 13. Book III
Chapter 14. Book IV
Chapter 15. Book V
Chapter 16. Book VI
Chapter 17. Book VII
Chapter 18. Book VIII
Chapter 19. Book IX
Chapter 20. Book X
Chapter 21. Book XI
Chapter 22. Book XII
Chapter 23. Book XIII
Chapter 24. Book XIV
Index

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Raymond Dexter Havens

Raymond Dexter Havens was a professor of English at the University of Rochester and the Caroline Donovan Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. Havens is also the author of The Influence of Milton on English Poetry.