When the Industrial Revolution started, Wordsworth was appalled by the idea of factories and how workers were hired to work such long hours, with hardly any pay for all of their hard work. During the Industrial Revolution there were many factories being built up, these took away most of the open countryside that everyone had so enjoyed. So like most romantic poets of his time Wordsworth decided to revolt against the Industrial Revolution and wrote many pieces about nature to show his feelings of opposition to the revolution. Wordsworth always thought of himself as a humanist writer, so it just made sense that his poems written during the industrial revolution were completed about nature du...
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...dsworth has all the qualities of a romantic naturist, and very few of the humanistic qualities. Sometimes it takes another person to point out that you are actually doing the opposite of what you think you are. In Wordsworth’s case he always thought he was a humanist poet when in reality he was a naturalist poet from the very beginning.
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