Analysis Of The Poems Of 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-cuntury idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the
course of modern poetry (Wordsworth, William DISCovering).
Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England, to John, a prominent
aristocrat, and Anne Wordsworth, but with his mother's death in 1778,
William and his family began to drift apart. William was sent to boarding
school in Hawkeshead, and his sister, Dorothy, was sent to live ...

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After Wordsworth was forced to flee France he became
involved with the studies of philosopher William Godwin; Godwin became one
of the most inveterate influences on Wordsworth's thought ("Wordsworth,
William" Compton's). In 1793 Wordsworth published his first two volumes
of poetry, Descriptive Sketches and An Evening Walk. Written in the
traditional manner, the books were not accepted well publicly, but, after
the death of a relative Wordsworth became the benefactor of a ...

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Added: 5/18/2008 10:12:18 AM
Category: Poetry & Poets
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