Summary

William Wordsworth (1770 -1850) is one of the most popular and enduring of the English poets. His poetry is beloved for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, and its celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace. Together with his friend, the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Wordsworth helped launch the romantic age in English literature. These poems demonstrate the astonishing range and beauty of Wordsworth’s work and his sustained, coherent vision.
William Wordsworth was a defining member of the English Romantic Movement. Like other Romantics, his personality and poetry were deeply influenced by his love of nature.
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“[Wordsworth’s poetry] is great because of the extraordinary power with which [he] feels the joy offered to us in nature, the joy offered to us in the simple elementary affections and duties.” (Matthew Arnold)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Gweneth on 05-02-17

great poetry rubbish reader

great poetry reader doesent have enough feelin for it get a better one next time

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5 out of 5 stars
By Hansi on 21-08-16

A marvellous collection, beautifully read.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
My Heart Leaps Up
To a Butterfly
Alice Fell, or Poverty
Lucy Grey, or Solitude
We Are Seven
To HC, 6 yrs. old
Elegiac Stanzas
The Lucy Poems
- Strange fits of passion have I known
- She dwelt among the untrodden ways
- I travelled among unknown men
- Three years she grew in sun and shower
- A slumber did my spirit seal
The Green Linnet
To the Small Celandine
The Seven Sisters
To the Cuckoo
Nutting
She was a Phantom of delight
The Daffodils
The Reverie of Poor Susan
Tintern Abbey
Expostulation and Reply
The Tables Turned
To a Young Lady, who had been reproached…
Vernal Ode
Humming Bee
It is a beauteous evening
The world is too much with us
Scorn not the Sonnet
With how sad steps, o Moon
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic
Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland
Milton
To the Men of Kent
The Solitary Reaper
Yarrow Unvisited
Yarrow Visited
Yarrow Revisited
Lines Written in Early Spring
Ode to Duty
Character of the Happy Warrior
Ode, Composed on May Morning
Ode: Intimations of Immortality
Michael
To a Skylark
Selections form the Prelude:
1. Childhood
2. Residence at Cambridge
3. Residence in London
4. Retrospect
5. Imagination and Taste
6. Conclusion
French Revolution
Goody Blake and Harry Gill
Surprised by Joy
Fragment: Redundance
Great men have been among us

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