Biographia Literaria, or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions - Chapter XX - XXI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XX - XXI Summary and Analysis

Coleridge feels that the excellence he defined in the preceding chapter does represent Wordsworth's style. He uses uniform and logical English as do Bowles, Byron and Southey. Coleridge feels that Wordsworth's style and diction are so unique to him that they cannot be imitated. He cites different works to supports his statement. None of these works consists of everyday spoken language.

Coleridge feels that there is not other author than Wordsworth who has so many lines that can be quoted. All of these lines are well known for their beauty.

In Chapter XXI, Coleridge says that he always wanted to see a study of the works of Wordsworth. He mentions the Edinburgh Review for its literary criticism but feels that they tend to concentrate on particular articles. He also feels that some of their reviews...

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