Childhood and education His mother died in 8and in the same year he was sent as a boarder to Hawkshead Grammar School.
Rydal Mount, Westmorland, England English poet William Wordsworth was an early leader of romanticism a literary movement that celebrated nature and concentrated on human emotions in English poetry and ranks as one of the greatest lyric poets in the history of English literature. His early years William Wordsworth was born on April 7,in Cookermouth, Cumberland, England, the second child of an attorney.
Unlike the other major English romantic poets, he enjoyed a happy childhood under the loving care of his mother and was very close to his sister Dorothy. As a child he wandered happily through the lovely natural scenery of Cumberland.
In grammar school, Wordsworth showed a keen interest in poetry. He was fascinated by the epic poet John Milton — From to Wordsworth attended St. He always returned to his home and to nature during his summer vacations. Before graduating from Cambridge, he took a walking tour through France, Switzerland, and Italy in The Alps made an impression on him that he did not recognize until fourteen years later.
Stay in France Revolutionary passion in France made a powerful impact on Wordsworth, who returned there in November He wanted to improve his knowledge of the William Wordsworth.
Reproduced by permission of the Granger Collection. 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. Wordsworth fell passionately in love with a French girl, Annette Vallon.
She gave birth to their daughter in December However, Wordsworth had spent his limited funds and was forced to return home.
The separation left him with a sense of guilt that deepened his poetic inspiration and resulted in an important theme in his work of abandoned women. He wrote several pieces over the next several years.
Together they published Lyrical Ballads in Wordsworth wanted to challenge "the gaudiness [unnecessarily flashy] and inane [foolish] phraseology [wording] of many modern writers. His views on this new kind of poetry were more fully described in the important "Preface" that he wrote for the second edition This poem is the first major piece to illustrate his original talent at its best.
It skillfully combines matter-of-factness in natural description with a genuinely mystical magical sense of infinity, joining self-exploration to philosophical speculation questioning. 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.
The poem leads to imaginative thoughts about man and the universe. This cosmic outlook rooted in the self is a central feature of romanticism. Poems of the middle period Wordsworth, even while writing his contributions to the Lyrical Ballads, had been feeling his way toward more ambitious schemes.
He had embarked on a long poem in unrhymed verse, "The Ruined Cottage," later referred to as "The Peddlar.
Abstract, impersonal speculation was not comfortable for Wordsworth. He could handle experiences in the philosophical-lyrical manner only if they were closely related to himself and could arouse his creative feelings and imagination.
It was published after his death. It was back to the shorter poetic forms that he turned during the most productive season of his long literary life, the spring of The output of these fertile creative months mostly came from his earlier inspirations: Indeed, a mood of despondency depression descended over Wordsworth, who was then thirty-two years old.
In the summer of Wordsworth spent a few weeks in Calais, France, with his sister Dorothy. During this period Wordsworth had become increasingly concerned with Coleridge, who by now was almost totally dependent upon opium a highly addictive drug for relief from his physical sufferings.
Both friends came to believe that the realities of life were in stark contradiction disagreement to the visionary expectations of their youth.
Wordsworth characteristically sought to redefine his own identity in ways that would allow him a measure of meaning. The new turn his life took in resulted in an inner change that set the new course his poetry followed from then on.William Wordsworth Biography (Famous Poet Bio).
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This short biographical feature on William Wordsworth will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time. William Wordsworth (), British poet, credited with ushering in the English Romantic Movement with the publication of Lyrical Ballads() in collaboration with Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
William Wordsworth was born on 7 April in Cockermouth, Cumberland, in the Lake District. ( - ) Short Biography Portrait of William Wordsworth by Benjamin Robert Haydon () Birth William Wordsworth was born at Cockermouth in Cumberland, son of John Wordsworth, who worked as an agent and rent collector for Sir James Lowther.
The Poet's birthplace and childhood home — the Wordsworth House, Cockermouth. William Wordsworth was born April 7, , in Cockermouth, Cumberland, to John and Anne (Cookson) Wordsworth, the second of their five children.
William Wordsworth's biography and life attheheels.comorth, born in his beloved Lake District, was the son of an attorney. He went to school first at Penrith and then at Hawkshead Grammar school before studying, from 1.
William Wordsworth () was a major Romantic poet, based in the Lake District, England. His greatest work was “The Prelude” – dedicated to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The Prelude is a spiritual autobiography based on Wordsworth’s travels through Europe and his observations of life.