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D00M
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 10:30:54 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

What does "would revive in a late poem" mean in the following?

Using a metaphor that parallels Wordsworth's "overflow," and that Wordsworth would revive in a late poem, Mary Robinson and Coleridge identified some of their key poems of the 1790s as "effusions"- ardent outpourings of feeling.

Northon Anthology of English Literature, 8th Edition, Volume 2. The main writer is Greenblatt.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
BobShilling
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 11:03:15 AM
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D00M wrote:
Using a metaphor that parallels Wordsworth's "overflow," and that Wordsworth would revive in a late poem,


Wordsworth would (at this past time, what follows 'would' was a future situation) revive (bring back to life) that (the metaphor that parallels Wordworth's 'Overflow'). Wordsworth would revive this metaphor in a late (in his career/lifetime) poem.
D00M
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 11:24:14 AM

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Aha! I didn't see "revive" as a transitive verb there.

Thank you Bob.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
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