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Wordsworth's scriptural topographies

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In 1963, M.H. Abrams suggested that the ultimate source of Wordsworth's poetry is the Bible, and, in particular, the New Testament. This thesis, however, demonstrates the importance of the Old Testament and offers the first extended analysis of Wordsworth's use of Old Testament rhetoric. It examines both his affectionate perceptions of the natural world, and the Biblical recollections that saturate his writing. The purpose is to align two critical discourses - on Scripture and topography -...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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