An introduction to the life of william wordsworth

Following the death of his friend the painter William Green inWordsworth also mended his relations with Coleridge.

Early life of William Wordsworth

Inhe and his family, including Dorothy, moved to Rydal MountAmbleside between Grasmere and Rydal Waterwhere he spent the rest of his life. In a celebrated passage filled with much color, the poet describes how as a youth he stole a boat and rowed one night across Ullswater Lake.

In particular, while he was in revolutionary Paris inthe year-old Wordsworth made the acquaintance of the mysterious traveler John "Walking" Stewart —[21] who was nearing the end of his thirty years of wandering, on foot, from MadrasIndia, through Persia and Arabiaacross Africa and Europe, and up through the fledgling United States.

William "Willy" Wordsworth 12 May — It is probably safe to say that by the late 20th century he stood in critical estimation where Coleridge and Arnold had originally placed him, next to John Milton —who stands, of course, next to William Shakespeare. In he went on a walking tour of Europe, during which he toured the Alps extensively, and visited nearby areas of France, Switzerland, and Italy.

William Wordsworth

Wordsworth shared the general romantic notion that personal experience is the only way to gain living knowledge. In Wordsworth was appointed poet laureate official poet of a country. His experience in France just after the French Revolution ; the French overthrew the ruling monarchy reinforced his sympathy for common people and his belief in political freedom.

He wanted to improve his knowledge of the William Wordsworth. He was frequently away from home on business, so the young William and his siblings had little involvement with him and remained distant from him until his death in While living in France, Wordsworth conceived a daughter, Caroline, out of wedlock; he left France, however, before she was born.

He attempted to get the play staged in Novemberbut it was rejected by Thomas Harristhe manager of the Covent Garden Theatrewho proclaimed it "impossible that the play should succeed in the representation".

But the main events in the autobiography are internal: In its successful blending of inner and outer experience, of sense perception, feeling, and thought, "Tintern Abbey" is a poem in which the writer becomes a symbol of mankind. It was at the school that Wordsworth was to meet the Hutchinsons, including Mary, who would be his future wife.

Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey came to be known as the " Lake Poets ". He was also thinking of his friend, Samuel Taylor Colreidge in this poem who struggled with a failed marriage, depression and opium addiction. The community had a strong Quaker influence, and Wordsworth, after experiencing their traditions, rejected their fixation on praising God for a relationship with the divine that would involve a more direct interaction.

This bleak narrative records the slow, pitiful decline of a woman whose husband had gone off to the army and never returned. The most admired are the Duddon sonnetswhich trace the progress of a stream through Lake District landscapes and blend nature poetry with philosophic reflection in a manner now recognized as the best of the later Wordsworth.

It was published after his death.William Wordsworth: Introduction to his Life and Works – Part 1 (Main Source: Gill, S. William Wordsworth: A Life.

The Prelude

Clarendon Press. This very readable biography can be found in the library) Wordsworth changed forever the way we view the natural world and the inner world of feeling.

He also connected the two indivisibly. William Wordsworth was the central figure in the English Romantic revolution in poetry.

His contribution to it was threefold. First, he formulated in his poems and his essays a new attitude toward nature. This material is amalgamated with the poet's adult views of philosophy and art (those views held during the writing and endless revision of The Prelude, roughly from until ).

William Wordsworth Biography

Wordsworth experiences relief in coming back to nature. William Wordsworth - Poet - William Wordsworth, who rallied for "common speech" within poems and argued against the poetic biases of the period, wrote some of the most influential poetry in Western literature, including his most famous work, The Prelude, which is often considered to be the crowning achievement of English romanticism.

Watch video · William Wordsworth was a British writer who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, authored Lyrical Ballads. Early Life. Poet William Wordsworth was born on April 7,in Cockermouth, Cumberland Born: Apr 07, Stephen Gill, William Wordsworth: A Life, Oxford University Press,ISBN ; Emma Mason, The Cambridge Introduction to William Wordsworth (Cambridge University Press, ) Mary Moorman, William Wordsworth, A Biography: The Early Years, Alma mater: St John's College, Cambridge.

An introduction to the life of william wordsworth
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