Romanticism And Romanticism In The Poetry Of William Wordsworth

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British poet, William Wordsworth exemplifies romanticism in his poems to portray his sympathy for the life, to depict the troubles and speech of the common man and to eradicate war. William Wordsworth lived through the French revolution, and this awakened his romanticism poems. Romanticism was a movement of the love of common man and nature. People valued love, nature, childhood and imagination extensively during this movement.
William was one of the major british poets of his time that exemplified romanticism in his poems. He was born in West Cumberland, England in 1770. Wordsworth grew up experiencing war and death all around him which helped him find a love and value for the human life. As stated in the article “From 1787 to 1790
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Politically when growing up, William witnessed the French Revolution and the death that was going on in that time period. In 1791 he traveled to France where he became a passionate advocate on the French Revolution. In the earlier and more idealistic stages of the war, William became romantically involved with a French woman named Annette Vallon who gave him an illegitimate daughter. When they planned to marry, William didn 't have money and was forced to move back to England. While separated from his lover and his daughter, William went under an emotional breakdown that pushed him to write more. This allowed him to produce some of his best works. Socially during this time zone was the beginning of a changing industrial world. Loy talked about the Industrial Revolution and how it influenced the world “Since the mid-eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution had been ushering in dramatic…show more content…
Some of those works being The Prelude (1850), “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”, and London (1802). These poems were important because they showed a more earthly and natural love for things in a growing industrial world. Wordsworth first began to write because of the impact the French Revolution and the death of his mother had on him. William also met friends that helped him become a poet stated by Loy “In 1795 Wordsworth received a legacy from a friend that enabled him to pursue a career as a poet; he also met Samuel Taylor Coleridge.”(Loy ”Lyrical ballads”). William tied his styles of his poems to romanticism in many ways. Mcghee states how he does so “The styles of Wordsworth’s poetry are many, although his most famous experiment in style was to compose “lyrical ballads” in simple language and simple meter to express the universal experience of common people in rural settings. These poems treat common incidents as if they are extraordinary; in other words, the lyrical quality of feeling gives importance to the traditional ballad tale.” (Mcghee). William’s works followed a specific a,b,a,b,c,c type of structure in his writings. For Example, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” Followed this rhyme scheme. “I gazed—and gazed—but little thought, What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie, In vacant or in pensive
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