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The Poet of Nature, William Wordsworth. Includes parts of some of his poems

Date Submitted: 04/14/2004 06:54:46
Category: / Literature / Poetry
Length: 10 pages (2653 words)
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William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential English romantic poets. In the preface of his book, Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, Wordsworth declared that poetry should contain language really used by men. This idea, and many of his others, challenged the old eighteenth-cuntury idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the course of modern poetry (Wordsworth, William DISCovering).         Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England, to John, a prominent aristocrat, and Anne Wordsworth, …

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…of Wordsworth's others, all had certain themes in common: the idea of 'back to nature,' and the influence childhood and the child have on the adult. He utilizes his simple diction and splendid use of literary devices to paint pictures of rural scenes; he writes for the unpretentious man. These and his fresh ideas on poetry are what make him the single most influential poet of the English Romantic era and an unforgettable legend.

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