Byron and Wordsworth Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Byron and Wordsworth
A comparison of George Gordon Byron and William Wordsworth, exploring the theme of nature versus civilization.
# 93036 | 2,792 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 07, 2007 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry)

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The paper discusses how both Byron and Wordsworth are poets who exemplify the Romantic imagination in their art and in their personal responses to the philosophical and literary problems of their time. The paper explores how nature and civilization are the two opposing and pivotal points in the Romantic oeuvre, with both poets seeing nature as the antithesis of a decadent and "fallen" civilization. The paper concludes that, while Wordsworth sees nature and the imagination as a means to transcend the mundane world, Byron sees transcendence and "mystical vision" as yet another form of artistic escapism.

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Byron : The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907-21).Volume XII. The Romantic Revival. [Online] viewed 14 February 2006. <>
  • Byron, George Gordon. (1905) The Complete Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Houghton Mifflin: Boston.

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