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William Words

William Words



 William Wordsworth is one of the founders of English Romanticism. He is remembered as a poet of spirituality and spiritual interpretation, a 


poet concerned with the relationship between man and nature, and a strong advocate for the use of common language and rhetoric. something in a 


song. The son of John and Ann Cookson Wordsworth, William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770, in Cockermouth, Cumberland, in England’s Lake 


District: an area that would be closely associated with Wordsworth for more than two centuries after his death. He started writing poetry when 


he was young in high school, and before he graduated from university, he traveled on foot to Europe, which deepened his love for nature and his 


compassion for human nature. Wordsworth is best known for Lyrical Ballads,  an epic love poem about “the growth of the poet’s mind”.



William attended grammar school near Cockermouth Church and Ann Birkett’s School in Penrith, the home of his maternal grandparents. The strong 


lifelong friendship between William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy may have started when they went to school with Mary Hutchinson in Penrith. 


Wordsworth’s early childhood along the Derwent and his schooling at Cockermouth are recalled in various verses of the Prelude and in short poems 


such as the sonnet ‘Address to the Spirit of Cockermouth Castle’., Would also provide the poet with a storehouse of images and emotional experiences that he would continue to draw 


upon throughout his career.poetry, but especially during the “great decade”. from 1798 to 1808. This childhood idyll would not continue, 


however. In March 1778 Ann Wordsworth died while visiting a friend in London. In June 1778, Dorothy was sent to live with her cousin, Elizabeth 


Threrkeld, and later with relatives. 


In December 1783, John Wordsworth, returning from a business trip, lost his way and was forced to spend a cold night outside. Sick when he 


returned home, he died on December 30. Although separated from their sister, all the boys eventually went to school together in Hawkshead, 


staying at Ann Tyson’s house. In 1787, despite financial difficulties caused by ongoing litigation over Lord Lowther’s debts owed to John 


Wordsworth’s estate, Wordsworth ascended to Cambridge as a caesar at St. John’s College. As he himself later admitted, Wordsworth’s 


undergraduate career was not marked by any beauty.

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