William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

William Wordsworth
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Wordsworth, born in his beloved Lake District, was the son of an attorney. He went to school first at Penrith and then at Hawkshead Grammar school before studying, from 1787, at St John's College, Cambridge - all of which periods were later to be described vividly in The Prelude. In 1790 he went with friends on a walking tour to France, the Alps and Italy, before arriving in France where Wordsworth was to spend the next year.

Whilst in France he fell in love twice over: once with a young French woman, Annette Vallon, who subsequently bore him a daughter, and then, once more, with the French Revolution. Returning to England he wrote, and left unpublished, his Letter to the Bishop ... more »

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  • ''The things which I have seen I now can see no more.''
    William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (l. 9). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 ...
  • ''All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.''
    William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lyrical Ballads, preface, 2nd edition (1801). This sentiment, which is a central tenet in Wordsworth...
  • ''The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.''
    William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lyrical Ballads, preface, 2nd edition (1801).
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  • Rookie bharatashree medar (5/1/2015 2:11:00 AM)

    Can i get whole poem set in pdf format???

  • Freshman - 574 Points Zoila T. Flores (4/26/2015 3:52:00 PM)

    Well, this is a beautiful poem.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,451 Points Panmelys Panmelys (4/7/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    Has a special memory for me as I won first prize for a painting of subject about the poem of Wordsworth Daffodils.
    All English school children learn this poem, and remains in the memory a lifetime. A great poet, no doubt, but some
    epics too long for today's world. Panmelys

  • Freshman - 953 Points Mehmet Turgut (12/10/2014 4:29:00 AM)

    wonderfull poem, wonderfull poet

  • Rookie - 0 Points Othman Marzouq (12/8/2014 1:52:00 AM)

    My favorite poet among romantic poets

  • Rookie - 2 Points Ramya Ramya (7/19/2014 4:45:00 AM)

    simply superb..... this poem should be taught or atleast known to all literature students den only the beauty of a poem wil be known to all....

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  • Rookie - 15 Points Gokul Krishnan (7/3/2014 5:46:00 AM)

    Wordsworth is a poet who could make a difference in my mood, his poems are too gentle.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,142 Points Anamta Ali Pasha (7/2/2014 2:50:00 AM)

    Its my favourite poet..........ever in english poetry.......

  • Rookie S B (5/5/2014 5:41:00 PM)

    amazing poet! A Character is a very good one of his

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Best Poem of William Wordsworth

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (Daffodils)

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I ...

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