How are the principles discussed in William Wordsworth’s “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads represented in the assigned Romantic poetry selections (William Wordsworth’s “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey,” Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Mont Blanc,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison” and “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” and George Gordon, Lord Byron’s “Darkness”)? How specifically do these poems represent the form of poetry that Wordsworth supports in his “Preface”?
Please write a critical response based on this question. Your paper should be 2-3 pages long (meaning at least 2 full pages), double-spaced, with 1” margins using Times New Roman 12 point font, and it should conform to the Critical Response Papers Rubric handed out in class and also available on Blackboard. Please also be sure to use at least 2 direct quotations from Wordsworth’s “Preface” and also at least 2 direct quotations from the assigned Romantic poetry (so, at least 4 direct quotations, in total), cited with parenthetical references in correct MLA format, to support the claims that you make in your paper. For Wordsworth’s “Preface” you should be citing it with the author’s last name and the page number of the quotation “like this” (Wordsworth 300). The poems should be cited with the author’s last name and also the line numbers of the cited verse in the parenthetical references with the line breaks signified by slashes in the quoted text “so you should be quoting poetry / like this” (Authorslastname lines 2-3).