Teacher Guide

Wordsworth's Poetical Works Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Samuel T. Coleridge

Consider the works of Samuel T. Coleridge. Wordsworth and Coleridge were sometime-friends and lifelong colleagues. They collaborated on the first edition of the Lyrical Ballads. Though they worked together all their lives, they had a gradual falling out over differing temperaments, Coleridge's relative success because of his sociability, and Wordsworth's desire for discipline and tranquility set against Coleridge's moods and opium addiction.

Coleridge wrote more extensive prose criticism, most famously and significantly the Biographia Literaria. Students of Wordsworth would learn a lot from Coleridge's discussion of Wordsworth's poems in the ...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 1039 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 8028 literature essays, 2253 sample college application essays, 348 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in