Poetry : Writing, An Art Form, And As Time Passes And New Art

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Poetry: writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The definition alone does not truly harmonize the rhythmic flow, depth and imagination that goes into this luxurious art form. Throughout history, there have been many poetic genius that has influenced how we perceive this genre, even redefining our very perceptions of emotions and reality to this very day. Poetry is an art form, and as time passes, and new art begins to rise, we tend to look back and appreciate where it all began. History has produced many great poets over our generation; Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou, Pablo…show more content…
The French Revolution fascinated Wordsworth and it took him to France around 1791. He mentioned his time there in The Prelude, "For mighty were the auxiliars which then stood Upon our side, us who were strong in love! Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very Heaven! O times, in which the meagre, stale, forbidding ways of custom, law, and statute, took at once The attraction of a country in romance!" (Wordsworth, 1850) While living in France he produced his earliest collection An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches. He met a young woman named Annette Vallon, which bore him a daughter, Caroline, out of wedlock. He was running out of money and had to return to England. The war took a turn for the worst which prevented him from returning for nine years. During his years back in England he was reunited with his sister Dorothy Wordsworth.
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