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Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey on Revisiting the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798 or (Tintern Abbey)


The lyric poem “Lines Composed/Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey on Revisiting the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798 or (Tintern Abbey)” by William Wordsworth was written in 1798.  It is a remembrance and in it Wordsworth has a revelation regarding a scene in nature that he has not encountered for five years.  It is a meditation upon memory, youth, nature and human love.



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  •  Tintern Abbey
  •  William Wordsworth Criticism and Interpretation



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PR5888


Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). William Wordsworth. 1999.

                    Call Number:  PR5888 .W454 1999.

  • Korteling, Jacomina.  Mysticism in Blake and Wordsworth. 1966.

                   Call Number:  PR4147 .K6 1966.

  • Levinson, Marjorie.   Wordsworth’s Great Period Poems: Four Essays. 1986.

                   Call Number:  PR5888 .L48 1986.

  • Matlak, Richard E.  The Poetry of Relationship: the Wordworths and Coleridge, 1797-1800. 1997.

                  Call Number:  PR5883 .M34 1997.

  • Waldoff, Leon.  Wordsworth in his Major Lyrics. 2001.

                  Call Number:  PR5892 .S38 W35 2001.



Reference Materials


  • Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, and Commonwealth PoetsCall Number:  REF PN1021 .C7 2011

o   Vol. 7, pg. 1314-1316

  • Masterplots II:  Poetry Series (Revised Edition)Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o   Vol. 4, pg. 2263-2265

  •  Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism – Call Number:  REF PN761 .N5

o   Vol. 12, pg. 386-470

o   Vol. 38, pg. 360, 366-367

o   Vol. 111, pg. 198-200, 256-259, 286-287

o   Vol. 206, pg. 225-336

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol. 4, pg. 369-431

o   Vol. 67, pg. 247-248, 281-283, 285-287, 302-204, 319-322, 343-348

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1112 .P752

o   Vol. 2, pg. 247-260


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