Nature Trhough Romanticism and Victorian Period

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In this paper, I’m going to compare the two great poets there is in each period that we have study: William Wordsworth as a Romantic poet and Lord Tennyson as a Victorian one. I’m going to compare their life, works and the political and social context in which they were involved because I want to demonstrate why they were the most important poets in their respective time.

William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth in Cumberland, it’s part of the scenic region in north-west England called “The Lake District”. (Victorian web) It is important because as a Romantic poet, the nature that was around
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In this book we can see all his feelings about the events happened during his life.
The two big works of Wordsworth made him had the distinction of “Poet Laureate”. “A Poet Laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and often expected to compose poems for State occasions and other government events”. (wikipedia) After this brief description and analyzes of Wordsworth life I’m going to start with Lord Tennyson. Alfred Tennyson was born in a family with a lot of problems. His father and two of his brothers had mental disease. Furthermore, his father was an alcoholic. In 1827 he escaped from his house and these troubles and went to Trinity College in Cambridge. At the university he won some prizes for his poetry. In this time he was invited to join in the Apostles club where he met his best friend Arthur Hallam.
This friend had an enormous influenced on Tennyson. But fatally Hallam died very young and this affected Tennyson so much. This event and the strong critics received from his work Poems made him not publish another book for nine years. In 1842 he published a work called “Poems” and it made him very popular, and his most popular work “In Memoriam” (Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry) appear in 1850. It was dedicated to his friend Hallam. This enormous popularity gave him the honour of to be “Poet Laureate” after the death of William Wordsworth. Although he got a big fame he continued
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