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Who is William Wordsworth?

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poetmin | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 23, 2010 at 3:28 AM via web

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Who is William Wordsworth?

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 23, 2010 at 3:54 AM (Answer #1)

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William Wordsworth was an English poet who lived and wrote during the late 1700s and early 1800s.  He is not simply a romantic poet, he has actually been called the greatest of the romantic poets.  He was a contemporary of and good friend to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who joined Wordsworth in a publication that gave both men significant attention.

Eventually, both men continued to write and publish many things on their own.  Wordsworth became known both for his poetry and his social theories.  As he grew older he became fairly conservative in religion and politics.  In 1843 he was appointed poet laureate.  It is said that he and Coleridge at some point suffered a falling out of the friendship which was never mended.

Some of Wordsworth's most famous pieces include "I wandered lonely as a cloud," “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,” and The Prelude.

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doda96 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 24, 2010 at 1:02 AM (Answer #2)

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he was the first great poet of romantic time.he was born in cumberland England and educated at Hawkshead grammer school,where he was allowed to roam the countryside and come close to the life of country people.This early and continious contact with nature affected his poetry very much.

Wordsworth and Coleridge produced thier book''LYRICAL BALLADS'' in1798.wordsworth preface to this book was his important contiribution to literary critcisim.

His main concept of poetry was that it is ''a spontaneous over flow of powerful emotions,recollected in tranquility'' .

among his famous sonnets and lyrics are ; 'Composed upon westminster bridge' , The Solitary Reaper' ,I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' . In 1843 Wordsworth was crowned 'poet  Laureate' ,the highest honour England gives to her poets

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poetmin | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 23, 2010 at 3:29 AM (Answer #3)

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English Romantic poet.

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