William Wordsworth 's Poetry :. Eliot And W. Wordsworth

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Theories in Poetry: T.S. Eliot and W. Wordsworth T. S. Eliot and William Wordsworth were both well-known poets, born 100 years apart; both were famous poets in their own right. Both men were influential in changing the face of poetry as the world had known it. Eliot looked at poetry in a Modernistic view, while Wordsworth was a writer who chose a Romantic view. Eliot’s view seems to be one of disconnect, where Wordsworth’s view is one of emotion and feelings.
Both men wrote with a different flair; Eliot believed, “The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality,”(DeVry). While Wordsworth believed, “For all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings,”(DeVry), and he also believed that men should have, “thought long and deeply,”(DeVry), in regards to the writing of poetry.
Mr. Eliot believed that poetry does not move the poet, but instead, the poetry moved the reader. His approach was that of Modernist, always alluding to something, with the reader left wondering. He wanted his poetry to be one that was always linguistically perfect, resulting in Eliot not publishing many poems in his lifetime. Eliot met Ezra Pound who was a literary critic who was influential in helping Eliot’s poem, A Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock become published. This was probably one of Eliot’s best piece’s of poetry.
Modernism began somewhere around the 19th century and elevated sometime during World War 1. It came about as artist

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