William Wordsworth: Romantic Poet during the French Revolution

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WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

INTRODUCTION

William Wordsworth is a romantic poet who wrote during the French revolution. He is

Regarded as one of the greatest English poets of his time. Wordsworth was the oldest among the

Group of romantic poets of his time. Wordsworth wrote most of his poems before he was forty

And in the rest of his life he spent revising it, among all his poems, tentern ABBEY and I

WANDERED LONELY AS a Cloud€ which I will be discussing in this paper, are regarded

as his greatest poems, he wrote mainly on the theme of NATURE, MEMORY AND

IMAGINATION, CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION. Among all these the theme of nature

is found in all the poems he wrote. Wordsworth as a romantic poet believed in the freedom of the

human spirit and how it interacts with nature. In most of his poems, Wordsworth always reflects

on natural beauty most of which he has seen and these natural beauties influenced him and made

him to write many poems in the theme of nature.

BIOGRAPHY

Wordsworth was born in 1770 to the family of John and Ann Wordsworth, in

Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. He had three brothers, and a sister, Dorothy whose help

was one of the driving forces in his life, “an important factor in Wordsworth’s success was

Dorothy’s lifelong devotion: she encouraged his efforts at composition and looked after the

details of their daily life.”(gale.ency.of world lit. pg. 1706) Wordsworth lost both of his parents

at a young age, Wordsworth’s parents loved reading, at home their library was filled with books

and poems this was one of the things that helped Wordsworth to become a good writer. When his

parents were alive Wordsworth was at liberty to move around and on one of such occasions he

came upon the derwent riv...

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