Wordsworth & Coleridge Discussion Questions

In view of the introduction to Romanticism in your anthology (particularly the first paragraph on p. 322), what themes of the Romantic movement do you see represented in these poems by Wordsworth and Coleridge?

In “Tintern Abbey,” what does Wordsworth mean by “unremembered pleasure” and “unremembered acts”? Why repeat this word?

How does the form of Wordsworth and Coleridge’s poems relate to their subjects? Why do you think they chose the structures that they did?

Do you notice any patterns or repetitions in these poems?

Are there any sudden breaks or changes (in tone, form, subject, etc.) that you notice in any of these poems?