Essay about William Wordsworth 's Poetry Of Romanticism

2092 Words Mar 21st, 2016 9 Pages
William Wordsworth Romanticism is probably one of the largest poetic movements of the 1700’s, and the effects of romanticism in poetry can be seen in the poetry of the late 1700’s to the 1800’s, and can still be seen in the poetry of today. Romanticism can be seen in poetry from different countries. Many poets from different walks of life, and many poets who have very different backgrounds are considered Romantic poets. According to Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, William Wordsworth was “the greatest and most influential of England’s romantic poets”. With Romanticism being so influential across different time periods among different authors, William Wordsworth was one of the greatest poets of Romanticism at its peak. This brings up the question of what makes Wordsworth so influential. Wordsworth wrote a lot about the things in his life, which means that Wordsworth’s life was a big factor in his poetry. William Wordsworth was greatly influenced by the events and people in his life, which led him to write some of the most influential poetry of the Romanticism movement. William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770. At the age of eight his mother died, which Wordsworth often spoke about in his poetry, increasingly so as he grew older. (poets.org) The passing away of his mother left Wordsworth alone, but in a way he became closer to his siblings. Wordsworth, in the fifth book of “The Prelude”, writes My honoured Mother, she who was the heart And hinge of all our…

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