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Wordsworth’s use of the elegiac genre involves deliberation, reconsideration, resolve. In turn, this chapter will involve circlings and eddyings, as it explores how Wordsworth’s elegiac trajectory is often productively at odds with linear progression. The chapter is divided into three sections: an introduction; a section on critical responses to the ‘Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood’; and a reading which discusses questions of poetry and religion, brings it into connection with two other major poems by Wordsworth, and analyses its unfolding turns and returns that never wholly resolve themselves.
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