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.
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, â€œan important factor in Wordsworthâ€™s success was
Dorothyâ€™s lifelong devotion: she encouraged his efforts at composition and looked after the
details of their daily life.â€(gale.ency.of world lit. pg. 1706) Wordsworth lost both of his parents
at a young age, Wordsworthâ€™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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