The Works of William Wordsworth (Wordsworth Collection)

The Works of William Wordsworth Wordsworth Collection William Wordsworth is the foremost of the English Romantic poets He was much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in his youth and he deliberately broke away from the artificia

  • Title: The Works of William Wordsworth (Wordsworth Collection)
  • Author: William Wordsworth
  • ISBN: 9781853264016
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
  • William Wordsworth 1771 1850 is the foremost of the English Romantic poets He was much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in his youth, and he deliberately broke away from the artificial diction of the Augustan and neo classical tradition of the eighteenth century He sought to write in the language of ordinary men and women, of ordinary thoughts, sightsWilliam Wordsworth 1771 1850 is the foremost of the English Romantic poets He was much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in his youth, and he deliberately broke away from the artificial diction of the Augustan and neo classical tradition of the eighteenth century He sought to write in the language of ordinary men and women, of ordinary thoughts, sights and sounds, and his early poetry represents this fresh approach to his art Wordsworth spent most of his adult life in the Lake District with his sister Dorothy and his wife Mary, by whom he had four children His remarkable autobiographical poem The Prelude was completed in 1805, but was not published until after his death, and it is included in this full edition of Wordsworth s poetry.

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    1. Before I read this book, Daffodils was my favourite Wordsworth poem. Now, after reading 900 pages of Wordsworth, Daffodils is still my favourite of his poems! Though, now I have a second favourite. Here it is:To A ButterflyI've watched you now a full half-hour,Self-poised upon that yellow flower;And, little Butterfly! indeedI know not if you sleep or feed.How motionless! - not frozen seasMore motionless! and thenWhat joy awaits you, when the breeze Hath found you out among the trees,And calls yo [...]

    2. "I wandered lonely as a cloud" was the first line of poetry that spoke to me personally. My first introduction to poetry were psalms: Bible and Shakespeare. Then I ran across this poem and it changed my reading life forever.

    3. The Old Sheep of the Lake District, Rumpole called him, and, as usual, Rumpole was right. There is great poetry here, salting an interminable field of twaddle.

    4. In the front of my book (it isn't this one, the one I had dates from 1970, but it was a 'works') I've put 'This horrible book belongs to Alan Beard', so I obviously didn't like it at the time (read for 'O' level). However I've changed my mind since

    5. Wow, I just really like poetry and this reinforced that notion by a hundred times, I swear. Great read--full of classics.

    6. Reading poetry always makes me happy and when it's a Wordsworth then I don't need any word to describe it.

    7. I'm afraid I have to agree with this review on : "There is great poetry here, salting an interminable field of twaddle." The great--well, it's so great it pulls the rating up to a three, "I liked it" and am glad I didn't miss it, and this is one of the great poets of the English language. In fact, Wordsworth wrote one of my favorite poems, "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge." It's short enough to quote in its entirety:Earth has not anything to show more fair:Dull would he be of soul who could pas [...]

    8. Wordsworth is the greatest of all the English Romantics He is notable especially for his lyricism and for his sensitive and simple style but he is not trivial at least when he is at his best in the greatest of his poems .ough he wrote a good deal of bad poetry yet he is still one of the most great and the most beautiful of all the poets of the English language

    9. "You know well how great is the difference between two companions lolling in a postchaise and two travellers plodding slowly along the road, side by side, each with his little knapsack of necessaries upon his shoulders. How much more of heart between the two latter!" "An idle voice the sabbath region fills of Deep that calls to Deep across the hills"

    10. Wordsworth is both a genius and a rambler. Some poems are masterfully crafted, while others go on for far too long; while pioneering a form and style of poetry, Wordsworth also fails to capture the magic that Romanticism argues for in the minutia of everything. That said, "To a Child" is the epitome of power in succinctness.

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