In 1978 romantic poems were introduced when Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote lyrical ballads that used the language of ordinary people in poetry. It included “Tintern Abbey”, one of Wordsworth poem. It which introduced romanticism into England. As a poet laureate, he composed poems for occasions of state and government. He was officially appointed by the government and became the official poet for the British king. Even though he has been criticized for the unevenness of his poems, he was known as one of the greatest English poets.
William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland in 1770. It is located in the northwest region of England. His parents John and Ann Wordsworth died when he was very young. When his father was alive he taught him poetry. 20 Twenty years later he went to France while the revolution against Louis XIV was going on. He returned to England 2 two years later with his mind on Rousseau and Republicanism. He received an award 3 three years later that freed him from any financial situation. He finally found romance 4 years later and married Mary Hutchinson. They had 4 children together.
In his poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” he is talking about nature and the beauty of it. He is expressing what he feels about the outside. Most people don’t take things into thought like nature. In the stanza stanza (put the stanza number here) when he says “A host, of golden daffodils; fluttering and dancing in the breeze”, he is referring to how the daffodils move when the wind blows. In the end of the poem when he says “And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils” is a reference to death. Those lines are also similar to the last 2 two lines of Wordsworth’s poem “The Solitary Reaper”. In that poem he says “The music in my heart I bore, long after it was heard no more””. Both “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and “The Solitary Reaper” are written in Iambic Tetrameter. The first syllable in... [continues]
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