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By: Raven, Chris and Gage 3/22/13. William Wordsworth. Life of William. Born April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland. Attended Hawkshed Grammar school and St. Johns College. 1791 he had an affair with Annette Vallon and had a daughter, Caroline.

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By raven chris and gage 3 22 13

By: Raven, Chris and Gage 3/22/13

William Wordsworth


Life of william

Life of William

  • Born April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland.

  • Attended Hawkshed Grammar school and St. Johns College.

  • 1791 he had an affair with Annette Vallonand had a daughter, Caroline.

  • He was very close to his sister Dorothy, they lived together for years.

  • He later met Mary Hutchinson and by 1810 they had 5 children, 2 of them passed.

  • His literary career began with “Descriptive Sketches (1793)”

  • His powers peaked with poems in “2 volumes (1807)”


Life of william1

Life of William

  • His success with shorter forms made him the more eager to succeed with longer, specifically with a long, three-part "philosophical poem, containing views of Man, Nature, and Society”.

  • Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude.

  • In 1838 Durham university granted him an honorary degree and Oxford gave the same honor the next year.

  • Wordsworth was named Poet Laureate from 1843 until he died in 1850 of April.


The world is too much with us

The World is too much with us

  • The world is too much with us; late and soon, -A

  • Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; -B

  • Little we see in Nature that is ours; -B

  • We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! -A

  • This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; -A

  • The winds that will be howling at all hours, -B

  • And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers, -B

  • For this, for everything, we are out of tune; -A

  • It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be -C

  • A pagan suckled in a creed outworn; -D

  • So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, -C

  • Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; -D

  • Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea; -C

  • Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn. -D


Analysis

Analysis

  • Mood- The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers.

  • Rhyme- We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This sea that bares her bosom to the moon.


Work cited

Work cited

  • www.victorianweb.org/previctorian/ww/bio.html

  • www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/william_wordsworth


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