How Is Wordsworth Influenced By William Wordsworth

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Wordsworth is an high English poet and an establishing member of the Romantic Movement in the English literature. He lived and wrote at the period between 1770–1850 which is “the golden era of romanticism”. Like other Romantics, Wordsworth poetry and personality also were greatly influenced by his love for the nature, especially by the spectacles and views of the Lake Country area, where he spent most of his life in nature. Wordsworth is sincere thinker; he showed high tenderness and a love of nature and simplicity. Two persons affected him personally and literary, his sister Dorothy and the great romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. William Wordsworth's poem "I wondered lonely as a cloud" or “the Daffodil” is one of the most well-known…show more content…
It is a lyric poem. The poem was written in 1804. It was written two years after he walked by the daffodil field. Wordsworth was inspired to write this poem when he was walking with his sister Dorothy on trip around the country lake. His sister Dorothy is the one who inspired him to write this poem and many other poems. After Wordsworth read his sister’s account of description of the flowers, he felt joy and decided to write a poem about the Daffodil’s flowers. In her journal for 15 April 1802 she depicted how the daffodil 'tossed, reeled and danced, and seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them over the lake.' Wordsworth printed his poem; I wandered lonely as a Cloud, in 1807. Then, he changed it later, and his second version, published in 1815, which is the one we know today.The daffodils meant his happiness and source of inspiration. The daffodils make him forget about his loneliness. The “Daffodils” "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth can be the perfect example of Wordsworth’s romantic poetry though the usage of romanticism…show more content…
It says that even when you are by yourself and lonely and missing your friends, you can use your imagination to fine new friends in the world around you. As John Milton famously wrote, "The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven." The speaker of this poem makes a heaven out of a windy day and a bunch of daffodils. His happiness does not last forever – he’s not that unrealistic – but the daffodils give him a little boost of joy whenever he needs it, like recharging his batteries. In conclusion, William Wordsworth is one of the best romantic poets; actually he established the romanticism in the English literature. Now, we can say that the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is the pest representation of romantic poetry. It contains most of the characteristics of good romantic poetry. Such characteristics as subjectivity, the love of nature, love of beauty, and joyful memories of the past. In addition, Wordsworth was influenced by his Sister Dorothy who inspired him to write many of his poems. We can always find a source for William’s
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