William Wordsworth 's Influence On His Writing

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William Wordsworth was born on April 7th, 1770. He was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet. He was one of the poets to help kick off the Romantic period in English literature. His parents died during his boyhood days. Their deaths early in his life would have a large effect on his writing later in life. His anguish led to an understanding of human life that not many at the time saw in the same way he did. He would express such ideas in his writing, ultimately impressing others at this time. With that being said, nothing would have a bigger impact on his writing, especially his poetry, than nature. The glory of nature was everything to him. Growing up, he lived in a house on the banks of a beautiful river. Nature surrounded him in his daily life. While it certainly deserves its praise from a beauty perspective, Wordsworth also acknowledged the darker and more terrible side of nature. He was well aware of its destructive potential. Thus, one will see many portraits of dark mountains and lonely moors painted by his selective diction. The double-edged sword that was nature forced Wordsworth to ponder upon the many different mysteries of life and death as a human being. William Wordsworth joined forces with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and collaborated in the production of the Lyrical Ballads. This publication was a monumental one in the history of English poetry. Wordsworth began the preface with a claim that poetry was produced
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