Who called Wordsworth the egotistical sublime?

Keats coined the term Negative Capability in 1817 in a letter addressed to his brothers George and Tom Keats. Keats coined the term Egotistical Sublime in 1818 in a letter addressed to his friend Richard Woodhouse.

Just so, who coined the phrase egotistical sublime?


Beside above, who is the most sublime of English poets? When Wordsworth describes something as ‘sublime‘ he combines several definitions of the term. In Peri Hypsous or On the Sublime, a work of literary criticism by the Greek author pseudo-Longinus (1st century BCE), sublimity refers to ‘excellence’ in language and to whatever is elevated or noble in the human spirit.

Likewise, what does egotistical sublime mean?

Keats and Shakespeare egotistical sublime of one’s own suffering. Egotistical Sublime. Egotistical sublime is also a term coined by John Keats in a letter addressed to his friend. Richard Woodhouse in 1818. The concept is an antithesis of Negative Capability.

What does the sublime mean in literature?

The sublime in literature refers to use of language and description that excites thoughts and emotions beyond ordinary experience. The literary concept of the sublime became important in the eighteenth century.

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