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  • William Wordsworth
    The phrase "the bliss of solitude" appears in the fourth and final stanza of William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" (also sometimes referred to as "The Daffodils"). The first...

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    Overall, someone who has been suffering from insomnia describes his difficulties in Wordsworth’s poem, “To Sleep.” The title and the first two lines of the poem hint at the theme of...

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    William Wordsworth's "Lucy Gray" tells the story of an innocent young girl who is lost in the wild and never found again. The suggestion is that she dies, although at the end Wordsworth suggests...

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    In the first two lines of the poem, Wordsworth calls the Highland Lass both "single" and "solitary," which reinforces how alone the woman is as she reaps and binds. Wordsworth also uses the...

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    Little Lucy Gray became lost in a snowstorm as she set out while carrying a lantern in order to meet her mother and direct her way home from the town. Wordsworth's poem about the little girl who...

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    Though not one of William Wordsworth's most famous poems, "A Night Thought" is still full of vivid figurative language and imagery. Indeed a rich example of figurative language can be found within...

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    The Industrial Revolution and similar changes in British society provided the inspiration for Wordsworth's poetry and prose. Wordsworth lamented the significant changes brought about by the...

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    The main word and concept you need to know is “daffodils.” You should know what these vivid, yellow flowers of spring look like, and how overwhelming it would be to see a field of 10,000 of...

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    This quote comes from a poem called "My Heart Leaps Up" and articulates a theme that threads it way throughout Wordsworth's poems. It's a theme that is also dear to Romanticism in general: the idea...

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    William Wordsworth was a "Romantic" poet, meaning he belonged to a group of poets writing in a particular style at the end of the nineteenth century. That historical moment was characterized by the...

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    William Wordsworth's early poems were marked by a sense of mysticism and wonder. For example, in 1798, he published Lyrical Ballads, a seminal work in the English Romantic movement, with his friend...

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    This is a general question, but Wordsworth is most notable for his evolving politics and it is generally held that his earlier poems, infused with his passionate convictions, are stronger than his...

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    In the canon of English literature, few poets have eulogized nature as Wordsworth has. The poems expressing his love and wonder for the countryside and nature abound in the oeuvre of Wordsworth....

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    In "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge," the poet is crossing Westminster Bridge into London during the very early morning. Wordsworth loved nature, but finds the beautiful, clear scene of the London...

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    The tone and mood of William Wordsworth’s poem “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798” are interrelated. The writer...

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    In this poem, Wordsworth describes a visit to a place near the border of Wales, above the Wye River, that he had visited in his boyhood and which he has not been to in five years. There is a ruined...

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    In Wordsworth's poem "A Night Thought," the speaker communicates his displeasure at how so many people seem to be sullen and "smileless." He believes people should be happy and grateful for all the...

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    Wordsworth compares the highland lass with nightingales and cuckoos, both of which have been regarded, since ages, to be among the most melodious singers of nature. The highland lass’ song has...

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    William Wordsworth's "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," is a classic example of Wordsworthian Romanticism. It's also a long and complex poem, so it's perfectly fine to be confused by...

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    “Lucy Gray” is about a little girl who gets lost in a snowstorm; her parents search for her all through the night, but find no sign of their daughter. Finally, at daybreak, the mothers spies...

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    The sight of daffodils “dancing in the breeze” by the side of a lake offers Wordsworth much spiritual joy. In the poem, nature is a benign power. Finding the poet lonely, nature offers him...

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  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth was English. He was born, educated, and lived almost his entire life in England. As a child, he read such great English writers as Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton. Later, after...

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    "Lucy Gray" is both a ballad, telling the story of the death of a young girl named Lucy Gray in verse form, and a meditation on death itself. The narrative or ballad is based on a story Wordsworth...

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    If you're asking whether you can use the theme of nature to describe one of William Worsworth's poems, then the answer is a resounding YES. Wordsworth was the quintessential Romantic writer, and...

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    William Wordsworth changed the course of English poetry and became one of the poets most closely connected with English Romantic movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Together with...

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  • William Blake
    Blake and Wordsworth maintain that children have an innocence that adults have lost. Wordsworth famously wrote that the "child is the father of the man," meaning that because he is younger, the...

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    The focal point of Wordworth's "A Character" is the face of an idealized man. Because we know Wordsworth was a nature poet who liked to write about the common people, we can imagine this to be the...

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    English poet laureate for most of the 19th century, William Wordsworth was considered the premier Romantic poet in English literature. His poems tend to focus on nature and he spent most of his...

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    "Tintern Abbey" is a both a classic example of Romanticism and a classic example of Wordsworth's artistic aesthetic. It contains extensive reflections on not only the beauty of nature, but also its...

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    The poem "Lucy Gray" can be divided into three parts. In the first, Lucy, a child of nature, spends most of her time outside, running innocent, wild, and free like an animal. She is compared to a...

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  • William Wordsworth
    This is a very interesting question, because Wordsworth was interested in many different themes and topics. He is considered one of the most significant of all the English poets and his works are...

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    ‘A Night Thought’ is a small yet thought-provoking lyrical poem by William Wordsworth. Divided into three stanzas with six lines each, the poem compares and contrasts the “happy” moon with...

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    Wordsworth's poem "The Daffodils" is about the unexpected joy of nature, expressed through personification, a poetic technique in which non-human objects are described as having human...

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    The answer to this question is somewhat complex, as Wordsworth himself had a fair bit to say about it in his "Preface to Lyrical Ballads." Wordsworth discusses his choice of language by first...

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    “Theme” is a tricky, not very technical term in literary analysis. But what is generally meant by it is “What larger abstract idea is most commonly discerned by a reader when reading the...

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  • William Wordsworth
    Wordsworth's childhood was a sad one, with the death of his mother when he was only eight, and his father dying soon after, leaving him orphaned with four siblings. It may be the indelible sorrow...

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    In his poem "To a Skylark" William Wordsworth sings the praises of the delicate creature in his characteristic fashion, inspiring both admiration for the beauty of the poem itself, as well as...

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    Wordsworth establishes his critical theory of poetry (Romantic) in the "Preface to Lyrical Ballads." In this preface, he lists three keys to his theory of poetry. The first is to choose subjects...

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    One effect of the solitary reaper's song on the environment was one of enhancement. The speaker, presumably Wordsworth, describes a world that is silent until the song emerges. Wordsworth describes...

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    Let me get this out of the way first. "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" is an odd topic for Wordsworth. Why? Because he is a romantic poet. A key to the era of romanticism is nature. Romantic...

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    Below are a few ideas to help get you started.William Wordsworth's long poem Written in Early Spring is often compared to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's long poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. While...

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    William Wordsworth is perhaps one of the best known English nature poets. One interesting characteristic of his work is his tendency to be inspired by specific locations and landscapes, and the...

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  • Ode: Intimations of Immortality
    In a sense, Wordsworth's "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" is a prelude to "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" as from the recognition of the child's instinctual wisdom of the...

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    from Lyrical Ballads No. 2 "Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower" This poem clearly demonstrates Wordsworth's poetic theory as it exhibits the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" that are...

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    Wordsworth was indebted to prevailing critical ideas in the later eighteenth century about the importance of feeling, of emotion, in art. Wordsworth's famous dictum; 'poetry is the spontaneous...

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  • Biographia Literaria
    A considerable portion of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria is devoted to the critique of William Wordsworth’s ideas, which he presented in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads in 1800....

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    Any song that could be chosen to create a link between Lucy Gray by Wordsworth and the modern era needs to be reflective, somber and even perhaps tinged with regret. However, it does depend on who...

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    More realistic than the other "Lucy Poems" in Wordworth's Lyrical Ballads, the ballad "Lucy Gray" is excluded from the "Lucy Poems" because it exemplifies a narrative style and directly imitates...

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    William Wordsworth was the poet who most exemplified the Romantic movement in America, and his poem "Lucy Gray" contains many elements of Romanticism, both in style and in content. The most notable...

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    William Wordsworth's "Lucy Gray" contains the following meter: alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter. An iamb (or iambic when placed with the number of feet) is a singular...

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