//The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth (Wordsworth Poetry Library)

The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth (Wordsworth Poetry Library)


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William Wordsworth (1771-1850) is the most of the English Romantic poets. He used to be much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in his youth, and he deliberately broke away from the artificial diction of the Augustan and neo-classical tradition of the eighteenth century. He sought to jot down within the language of extraordinary women and men, of extraordinary thoughts, sights and sounds, and his early poetry represents this fresh strategy to his art. Wordsworth spent most of his adult life within the Lake District together with his sister Dorothy and his wife Mary, by whom he had four children. His remarkable autobiographical poem The Prelude used to be completed in 1805, but used to be not published until after his death, and it’s included on this full edition of Wordsworth’s poetry.