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William Wordsworth

Literature II April 8, 2014 William Wordsworth There is no doubt that nature was the prodigious source of inspiration for William Wordsworth. Like many other romantic poets, he possessed great love for nature but unlike them he never expressed his anger for nature’s unkindness to him. Wordsworth started perceiving the nature closely and had a desire to give his feelings some words. Wordsworth enhanced his poetry with his outstanding imagination. William Wordsworth not only used nature, but also...

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William Wordsworth

Wordsworth’s Use of Literary Devices Related to Nature William Wordsworth’s frequent references to nature in his poetry shows that he paid close attention to the details of the physical environment around him. His poetry relates to nature by focusing primarily on the relationship between inner life with the outer world. William Wordsworth uses literary devices such as personification, similes, and the impressions nature makes on him to show the importance of the relationship that man should have...

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William Wordsworth

British poet, who spent his life in the Lake District of Northern England. William Wordsworth started with Samuel Taylor Coleridge the English Romantic movement with their collection LYRICAL BALLADS in 1798. When many poets still wrote about ancient heroes in grandiloquent style, Wordsworth focused on the nature, children, the poor, common people, and used ordinary words to express his personal feelings. His definition of poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings arising from "emotion...

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William Wordsworth: a Man of Men

2011 “A Man of Men”: William Wordsworth William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential English romantic poets. In the preface of his book, Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, Wordsworth declared that poetry should contain language really used by men. This idea, and many of his others, challenged the old eighteenth-century idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the course of modern poetry (Damrosch, 397). Wordsworth was born of Cockermouth, West...

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Poetry and William Wordsworth

My speech Good afternoon year 12 class. My name is Tendai Manara. Today l am going to discuss how William Wordsworth poems are still relevant to today‘s through his themes of return to nature and primitivism.William Wordsworth was known as one of the great poet that ever lived. He was a profound romantic poet of the late 17th century and early 18th century. Throughout his life he wrote numerous poems that captived and moved people of the late 17th and 18th century. Examples of his great work...

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Analysis of Daffodils by William Wordsworth

Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' Poem William Wordsworth wrote Daffodils on a stormy day in spring, while walking along with his sister Dorothy near Ullswater Lake, in England. He imagined that the daffodils were dancing and invoking him to join and enjoy the breezy nature of the fields. Dorothy Wordsworth, the younger sister of William Wordsworth, found the poem so interesting that she took 'Daffodils' as the subject for her journal. The poem contains six lines in four stanzas, as an appreciation...

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The Biography of William Wordsworth

Biography of William Wordsworth William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads. He is the second of five children born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson, William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 in Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, Cumberland[1]—part of the scenic region in northwest England, the Lake District...

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William Wordsworth and Matthew Arnold

Literature The Romantic Period, which included the years 1798-1832, was an era revolting against the 18th century literary style. The time period was filled with poets who dramatically poured their beliefs into their writings and poetry such as William Wordsworth, a very notable Romantic poet during this time period. In stark contrast, the Victorian Period was a time during which poets wrote about the environment that surrounded them, and tended to have a pessimistic view of life. Matthew Arnold, a...

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William Wordsworth as a Poet of Nature:

William Wordsworth was one of the key figures in the Romantic Movement, his early poems helping to define the new movement of Romanticism. Wordsworth sought to bring a more individualistic approach, his poetry avoided high flown language however the poetry of Wordsworth is best characterised by its strong affinity with natureand in particular the Lake District where he lived. The early nineteenth century was a time of rapid change and industrialisation, but like his contemporaries, Blakeand Coleridge...

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The Prelude - William Wordsworth

Fardad Hajirostami Guilty Conscience In his poem, “The Prelude”, William Wordsworth relives a childhood epiphany that alters his perception of nature. Wordsworth describes this experience of his through his voyage in a boat which later dramatically turns into a nightmarish journey. Through use of suspenseful diction, dramatic personification, and descriptive syntax, Wordsworth vividly illustrates his perception of nature and how he views it with certain trepidation after he encounters a “towering”...

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