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Wordsworth

1. Dorothy. 1771--1855, English writer, whose Journals are noted esp for their descriptions of nature
2. her brother, William. 1770--1850, English poet, whose work, celebrating nature, was greatly inspired by the Lake District, in which he spent most of his life. Lyrical Ballads (1798), to which Coleridge contributed, is often taken as the first example of English romantic poetry and includes his Lines Written above Tintern Abbey. Among his other works are The Prelude (completed in 1805; revised thereafter and published posthumously) and Poems in Two Volumes (1807), which includes The Solitary Reaper and Intimations of Immortality
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While Wordsworth was still at school his father died.
In spite of his years of travel, in spite of the fact that it was necessary for him to earn his living, Wordsworth was still unsettled as to what his work in life was to be, when a friend dying left him nine hundred pounds.
Another poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whom William and Dorothy Wordsworth now met, calls her "Wordsworth's exquisite sister." "She is a woman indeed, in mind I mean, and in heart.
For without it, environmental care might not find its voice." (56) Buell's more recent work, meanwhile, looks critically at "what superficially seems an old-fashioned propensity for 'realistic' modes of representation, and a preoccupation with questions of factical accuracy of environmental representation." (57) Nonetheless, Buell does not question, as Wordsworth does, the logic underlying the very idea of the pathetic fallacy.
The biggest star of this lyrical firmament, it can be argued, was William Wordsworth whose poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud endures today as a shining example of the poetic artform.
The biggest star of this lyrical firmament, it can be argued, was William Wordsworth whose poem Wandered Lonely as a Cloud endures today as a shining example of the poetic artform.
clarify the two principal ideas, or forms of experience, that Wordsworth
Romantic Naturalists, Early Environmentalists argues that William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson inspired late-nineteenth-century environmentalists like Octavia Hill and John Muir, and the contemporary (but, Hall argues, not coincidental) national parks movements in Britain and the United States.
The hamlet where William Wordsworth wrote most of his best-known work is set for a transformation ahead of the poet's 250th birthday in 2020.
THE hamlet where William Wordsworth wrote most of his bestknown work is set for a transformation ahead of the poet's 250th birthday in 2020.