William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

About 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 semiautobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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    Poems by William Wordsworth

  • Minstrels

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    The minstrels played their Christmas tune
    To-night beneath my cottage-eaves;
    While, smitten by a lofty moon,
    The encircling laurels, thick with leaves,

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  • We Are Seven

    in Famous Death Poems

    ———A simple Child,
    That lightly draws its breath,
    And feels its life in every limb,
    What should it know of death?

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    "When a spouse dies, the one remaining is a widow/widower.
    When your parents die, you are an orphan.
    There is no name for the parent of a child who has passed."

    I have two children. One...

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  • I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

    in Famous Nature Poems

    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;

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    My brother Vincent told me about this poem during one of our first escapades to the Himalayas. Absolute stunner.

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