Incidents and situations from common life; low and rustic life
According to Wordsworth, what is the best subject for poetry?
Wordsworth chooses simple or common subjects because he believes that these subject better reflect the purity of emotion and feeling
What explanation does Wordsworth give for choosing the subjects that he does?
Wordsworth believes that simple language is more lasting and permanent.
Why does Wordsworth feel that poets should use “simple and unelaborated expressions?”
He wrote it in response to poet Thomas Love Peacock’s claim that poetry no longer had a place in society.
Why did Shelley write A Defense of Poetry?
It exalts beauty and it adds beauty to that which is most deformed.
According to Shelley, what does poetry do for beauty?