William Wordsworth 1771 1850 is the foremost of the English Romantic poets He was much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in his youth, and he deliberately broke away from the artificial diction of the Augustan and neo classical tradition of the eighteenth century He sought to write in the language of ordinary men and women, of ordinary thoughts, sightsWilliam Wordsworth 1771 1850 is the foremost of the English Romantic poets He was much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in his youth, and he deliberately broke away from the artificial diction of the Augustan and neo classical tradition of the eighteenth century He sought to write in the language of ordinary men and women, of ordinary thoughts, sights and sounds, and his early poetry represents this fresh approach to his art Wordsworth spent most of his adult life in the Lake District with his sister Dorothy and his wife Mary, by whom he had four children His remarkable autobiographical poem The Prelude was completed in 1805, but was not published until after his death, and it is included in this full edition of Wordsworth s poetry.
The Works of William Wordsworth Wordsworth Collection William Wordsworth is the foremost of the English Romantic poets He was much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in his youth and he deliberately broke away from the artificia
Before I read this book, Daffodils was my favourite Wordsworth poem Now, after reading 900 pages of Wordsworth, Daffodils is still my favourite of his poems Though, now I have a second favourite Here it is To A ButterflyI ve watched you now a full half hour,Self poised upon that yellow flower And, little Butterfly indeedI know not if you sleep or feed.How motionless not frozen seasMore motionless and thenWhat joy awaits you, when the breeze Hath found you out among the trees,And calls you forth [...]
I wandered lonely as a cloud was the first line of poetry that spoke to me personally My first introduction to poetry were psalms Bible and Shakespeare Then I ran across this poem and it changed my reading life forever.
The Old Sheep of the Lake District, Rumpole called him, and, as usual, Rumpole was right There is great poetry here, salting an interminable field of twaddle.
In the front of my book it isn t this one, the one I had dates from 1970, but it was a works I ve put This horrible book belongs to Alan Beard , so I obviously didn t like it at the time read for O level However I ve changed my mind since
Wordsworth was a master I don t really have much to add to that.
Wow, I just really like poetry and this reinforced that notion by a hundred times, I swear Great read full of classics.
That is Amazing book The works by Wordsworth are nothing lesser than epitomes of poetry
Reading poetry always makes me happy and when it s a Wordsworth then I don t need any word to describe it.
I m afraid I have to agree with this review on There is great poetry here, salting an interminable field of twaddle The great well, it s so great it pulls the rating up to a three, I liked it and am glad I didn t miss it, and this is one of the great poets of the English language In fact, Wordsworth wrote one of my favorite poems, Composed Upon Westminster Bridge It s short enough to quote in its entirety Earth has not anything to show fair Dull would he be of soul who could pass byA sight so t [...]
Wordsworth is the greatest of all the English Romantics He is notable especially for his lyricism and for his sensitive and simple style but he is not trivial at least when he is at his best in the greatest of his poems.ough he wrote a good deal of bad poetry yet he is still one of the most great and the most beautiful of all the poets of the English language
You know well how great is the difference between two companions lolling in a postchaise and two travellers plodding slowly along the road, side by side, each with his little knapsack of necessaries upon his shoulders How much of heart between the two latter An idle voice the sabbath region fills of Deep that calls to Deep across the hills
Wordsworth is both a genius and a rambler Some poems are masterfully crafted, while others go on for far too long while pioneering a form and style of poetry, Wordsworth also fails to capture the magic that Romanticism argues for in the minutia of everything That said, To a Child is the epitome of power in succinctness.
One of my favorite poets of all time
Occasionally the English of the 1800s was beyond me.
I return to this book time and time again It s full of treasures.
nope it is a good and favourite book of mine
its the life of william wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud, Tintern Abbey, Resolution and Independence
apilgriminnarnia 2016 08
One of the most important romantic poets.
I read Tintern Abby , Westminster Bridge, and The World Is Too Much With Us
absolutely brilliant especially his ode about immortality.