Early Romantics XXVI Climbing Mt. Snowdon in Prelude XIII
We complete our discussion of the Prelude by looking at the Snowdon scene in Book XIII, with a lot of comparison to the unfortunate and enfeebling revisions Wordsworth made in Book XIV of the 1850 version. One student reads Oppen's "The Forms of Love" as a kind of pendant to the Snowdon scene. I notice a bunch of things that I don't think I ever did before a connection to King Lear for example, and something about Wordsworth's prosody in the 1805 version.
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