William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Background Information

(1770-1850) Brought up in the Lake District of England, Wordsworth went to live with his uncles after the death of his father. To deal with the great deal of grief and depression Wordsworth experienced, he indulged in his vices of writing and poetry. He attended school at Cambridge, however wasn’t an exceptional student. William Wordsworth was an innovative writer who marked the start of the Romantic Period in literature. His joint publication of “Lyrical Ballads” with Samuel Taylor Coleridge was the text that started a new era of writing. He was the Poet laureate of England from 1843 till his death in 1850.

Preface to Lyrical Ballads
Expostulation and Reply
The World is Too Much With Us

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