At a glance:
- Author: William Wordsworth
- First Published: 1793
- Genres: Poetry
- Subjects: Nature, Authors or writers, Nineteenth century, Literature, Poetry or poets, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Romanticism
The most original genius of his age, William Wordsworth attacked the poetic diction and mannerisms fashionable in the mediocre poetry of the late eighteenth century, but his earliest poetry abounds in the personifications, hackneyed expressions, and apostrophes that he came to dislike most. His earliest poems, contained in AN EVENING WALK and DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES, reveal the careful observation of nature that he excelled in during his most productive and most creative years between 1797 and 1807. He lacked only the discipline and the vision...
(The entire page is 2091 words.)
Want to read the whole thing?
Subscribe now to read the rest of this article. Plus, get access to:
- 30,000+ literature study guides
- Critical essays on more than 30,000 works of literature from Salem on Literature (exclusive to eNotes)
- An unparalleled literary criticism section. 40,000 full-length or excerpted essays.
- Content from leading academic publishers, all easily citable with our "Cite this page" button.
- 100% satisfaction guarantee READ MORE
Popular QuestionsSee all »
- Paraphrase Wordsworth's poem "My heart leaps up when I behold..."
- Explain, "The Child is the Father of the Man."
- What is the significance of the poem "London 1802"?
- What is the theme of "London 1802" by William Wordsworth? Milton
- Can you show the figures of speech in the poem, "London, 1802" and analyze it?