Charles Wordsworth

Topics: William Wordsworth, Romanticism, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Pages: 2 (465 words) Published: March 2, 2013
William Wordsworth was born April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth Cumberlad to John and Ann Wordsworth. His father was a law agent and rent collector for Lord lonsdale. Willam's mother passed away in 1788, shortly after he wa sent to grammar school. In 1787 he went to ST Johns college, Cambridge. His love, and strong intrest in the french revolution took him to France again, where he met and had an affair with Annette Vallon, who he had a child out of wedlock with. Wordsworth eventually ran out of money and a year later returned back to England. In 1794 he reconnected with his sister Dorothy, who became his best friend , moral support, and faithful house-keeper, until her health declined in the 1830's. The following year he met coleridge and the three of them became inseperable. Wordsworth's literary career started slow with descriptive sketches, the Lyrical Ballads with Sammeul Taylor Coleridge , which they sought to use the language of ordionary people in poetry. All of the work introduced romanticism to england and paved the way for romantic poets. His earlier work shows the poetic beauty of everyday things and people. He earns aclaim in the 19th century , but his reputation plumits by the early 20th century. He is scrutinized for the irregularity of his poetry, excessive emotionalism, and radical change from a broad-minded liberal to a stuffy conservative."The Solitary reaper" by Willam Wordsworth bears testimony to his idea of how poetry ought to focus on the mundane and commplace. His case here is a scottish highland lass who sings while reaping. The reaper is defined by her cutting and binding. She is described with the adjective "solitary". It is solitariness that sets her apart . Willam often dealt with solitary chracters to exemplify that they were in total communion. With the same , her tremulous voice haunts the distances. The valley seems to be signifiant,primarily for this enchanting music that envelopes it. The poet implores to stop here or gently pass. He...
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