William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
noun
a romantic English poet whose work was inspired by the Lake District where he spent most of his life (1770-1850)
Syn: ↑Wordsworth
Derivationally related forms: ↑Wordsworthian (for: ↑Wordsworth)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑poet
Member Holonyms: ↑lake poets

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William Wordsworth [William Wordsworth]
(1770–1850) one of the most popular of all English ↑poets who, together with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, started the Romantic Movement in English poetry. His poems are mainly about the beauty of nature and its relationship with all human beings. Many of them describe the countryside of the ↑Lake District in north-west England, where he was born and spent most of his life. His best-known works include ↑Lyrical Ballads (1798), a collection of poems by himself and Coleridge, Poems (1807), which includes the poems ↑Daffodils and Intimations of Mortality, and The Prelude, a long poem about his early life and his intense experiences of nature then, which was published in 1850 after his death. For much of his life he lived in the Lake District with his sister Dorothy (1771–1855), who had a great influence on him and kept a ↑journal (= written record) about their life together. He wrote many of his best-known poems while they were living in ↑Dove Cottage in ↑Grasmere. The house is now a museum and a popular tourist attraction. Earth has not anything to show more fair; Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty. This city now doth like a garment wear The beauty of the morning: silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky,— All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. Wordsworth Upon Westminster Bridge

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