basic, essential; inborn
Romantic poetry does not regard nature as a subject to be enjoyed simply for its physical beauty.
Many Romantic poets regard nature as a means of gaining new insights into life.
Wordsworth believed that one of the best subjects for poetry was the beauty and order of life in a well-organized and technically advanced society.
As a “man speaking to men,” Wordsworth believed the poet should write in a language easily understood by common people.
All Romantic poets believed poetry should be limited to the subjects of nature and the individual poet’s experiences and feelings.
A goal of Romantic poetry was to write about nature only in general terms.
Wordsworth’s theory is that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of _____.
Lyrical Ballads was first published in ____.