Tuesday 24 July 2018

William Wordsworth wiki, short biography,age, works,poems ,early life, education, childhood, family, wife ,children,quotes,facts.

William Wordsworth wiki, short biography,age, works,poems ,early life, education, childhood, family, wife ,children,quotes,facts.

William Wordsworth wiki, biography,age, works,poems ,early life, education, childhood, family, wife ,children,quotes,facts.
William Wordsworth Biography

William Wordsworth is known and loved all over the world for his poems,He is one of the greatest poet of romanticism and  greatest literary figure in the history of the English literature.William Wordsworth wiki, biography,age, works,poems ,early life, education, childhood, family, wife ,children,quotes,facts,is all we are going to discussed today.

          William Wordsworth Biography

William Wordsworth (7th April 1770 - 23rd April 1850), was a major poet of romanticism . Wordsworth is the only person with Samuel Taylor Coleridge,helped to launch Romantic age in English literature with their join publication Lyrical ballads (1798).

7th April 1770, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England.

John Wordsworth (Father)
Ann cookson (mother)

Dorothy Wordsworth (sister)
Richard Wordsworth (elder brother)
John Wordsworth (brother)
Christopher (younger brother)

During  visit to France in 1791 Wordsworth fell in love with a French woman ,Annette Vallon who in 1792 gave birth to their daughter Caroline .Due  to the poor financial problems and Britain tense relations with France forced him to return to England alone the following year. Annette Vallon was his first wife.
In 1802 William Wordsworth was again  married to his childhood friend Mary Hutchinson ,in the following year Mary give birth to the first of five children.

23rd April 1850(aged 80)Rydal,Westmorland, England.



Wordsworth was Britain's poet Laureate from 1843 until his death on 23 April 1850.according to Tennyson's words in order to understand the life of Wordsworth it is well to read first The Prelude ,which records the impression made upon Wordsworth's mind from his earliest recollection until his full manhood.

     Wordsworth long and uneventful life divides itself naturally into four periods-

Firstly, his childhood and youth,in the Cumberland hills ,from 1770-1787,
Secondly, a period of uncertainty of storm and syress, university life, revolutionary experience, his travels abroad from 1787 to 1797
Thirdly,short but significant period of finding himself and his work from 1797- 1799
Lastly , period of retirement in the place where he was born for a full half century ,he lived so close to nature which influence is reflected in all his poetry.


William Wordsworth is the second of five children born to John Wordsworth (father was a legal representative of James lowther)and Ann cookson(mother) ,was born on 7th April  1770  in Cockermouth. Cumberland.Wordsworth sister Dorothy Wordsworth was  the poet and diarist and she was close to William all her life morever they were baptised together.

Wordsworth was taught to ready by his mother and attended ,first school in Cockermouth,then a school in Penrith there Wordsworth was taught both the Bible and the Spectator.It was at the school in Penrith that he met Mary ,who later became his wife.

Wordsworth mother died when he was eight years old in 1778 his mother had exerted an influence which lasted all his life .after the death of his mother Wordsworth was sent to Hawkshead Grammar School in Lancashire.

In the year 1787 Wordsworth attended St John's college, Cambridge in the same year Wordsworth made his debut as a writer he published a sonnet in The European Magazine. Wordsworth received his BA degree in 1791.

      Wordsworth First Publication and Lyrical Ballads

In the year 1793 Wordsworth published his first poems ,in the collections An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches.
It was in the year 1795 that Wordsworth met Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Somerset. Friendship between them developed soo quickly and they jointly produced Lyrical Ballads in the year 1793 ,lyrical ballads is an important work in the English Romnantic Period .Morever Wordsworth most famous poems "Tintern Abbey" was published in this collection along with Coleridge's "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner".


                Notable works of Wordsworth

Lyrical Ballads (First edition-1798)
  •"Simon Lee"
  •"we are seven"
  •A few miles above Tintern Abbey

Lyrical ballads (second edition-1800)
   • Preface to lyrical ballads
   •she dwelt among the untrodden ways
   •Lucy gray
   •Solitary reaper

Poems ,in two volumes (1807)
   •Resolution and independence
   •My heart Leaps Up
   •Ode to Duty
   •The world is too much with us
   •French Revolution
   •The Prelude (1850)

                    Achievements of Wordsworth     
Wordsworth is the greatest poet of nature that our Literature has produced.of All the poet's who have written of nature there is none that compares with him in the truthfulness of his representation.Like the Wordsworth no other poets ever found such abundant beauty in the nature.


(1)In 1838 , Wordsworth received an honorary doctorate in Civil law from the university of Durham
(2) in the following year he was awarded the same honorary degree by the university of Oxford.
(3)in 1842 the government awarded him a civil list pension of £300 a year.
(4)in 1843 Wordsworth became the Poet Laureate.

                                           Wordsworth Quotes
(2) The child is the Father of the man.
(3)Getting and spending ,we lay waste our powers.
(4)Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
(5)come forth into the light of things ,Let nature be your teacher.

William Wordsworth died on 23april 1850 from an aggravated case of pleurisy at home at Rydal mount and was buried at St.Oswalds church ,Grasmere .William Wordsworth wiki, biography,age, works,poems ,early life, education, childhood, family, wife ,children,quotes,is all we have discussed today.

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