Who is William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).

Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published by his wife in the year of his death, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Britain's poet laureate from 1843 until his death from pleurisy on 23 April 1850.

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William Wordsworth Poems

  • El Chico Normando
    Alto en un amplio tracto no fértil de bosque-bordeó Abajo,
    Ni guardado por la naturaleza para sí misma, ni hecho por el hombre suyo,
    Desde el hogar y la compañía remota y cada alegría lúdica,
    Sirvió, cuidando algunas ovejas y cabras, un Norman Boy desigual. ...
  • Sonnets Upon The Punishment Of Death - In Series, 1839 - Xiv - Apology
    The formal World relaxes her cold chain
    For One who speaks in numbers; ampler scope
    His utterance finds; and, conscious of the gain,
    Imagination works with bolder hope ...
  • The Cuckoo-clock
    Wouldst thou be taught, when sleep has taken flight,
    By a sure voice that can most sweetly tell,
    How far off yet a glimpse of morning light,
    And if to lure the truant back be well, ...
  • On The Banks Of A Rocky Stream
    Behold an emblem of our human mind
    Crowded with thoughts that need a settled home,
    Yet, like to eddying balls of foam
    Within this whirlpool, they each other chase ...
  • The Norman Boy
    High on a broad unfertile tract of forest-skirted Down,
    Nor kept by Nature for herself, nor made by man his own,
    From home and company remote and every playful joy,
    Served, tending a few sheep and goats, a ragged Norman Boy. ...
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Heart 385 Love 351 I Love You 351 Life 292 Heaven 285 Nature 280 Time 277 Earth 273 Power 256 Light 252

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  • Liminalcities: romeo juliet, the great gatsby, earnest hemmingway the sun also rises, rebecca, william wordsworth, miller williams poetry, ect. english teacher references for suree
  • Nickybohemia: love dem daffodils. i wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills, when all at once i saw a crowd, a host, of golden daffodils; beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze. –william wordsworth, i wander’d lonely as a cloud
  • Pgrhumanities21: cfp for the 2021 rhul humanities pgr colloquium stepping stones - all invited, please share! lo! what might seem a zone chosen for ornament,—stone matched with stone in studied symmetry, with interspace... (william wordsworth)
  • Robsinclaire: "tintern abbey" by william wordsworth (read by tom o'bedlam)
  • Smgdch: “fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” –william wordsworth
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Jill Bulman: Wondered why there is no listing for Wordsworth's most famous and probably most loved poem, 'I wandered lonely as a cloud' ?!
Written in London, September, 1902: high thinking and simple living
RALlB: 'apt admonishment', from Resolution and Independence, so he was a teacher and humble too, though a Johnian he recognised the sublime beauty and excess of King's College chapel 'glorious work of fine intelligence' and 'give all thy canst, High Heaven rejects the lore of nicely calculated less or more'

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poem
Beatrice. (From Dante. Purgatorio, Xxx., Xxxi.)
 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Even as the Blessed, at the final summons,
Shall rise up quickened, each one from his grave,
Wearing again the garments of the flesh,
So, upon that celestial chariot,
A hundred rose
ad vocem tanti senis
Ministers and messengers of life eternal.

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