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Wordsworth: Selected Poems

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William Wordsworth (1770 -1850) is one of the most popular and enduring of the English poets. His poetry is beloved for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, and its celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace. Together with his friend, the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Wordsworth helped launch the romantic age in English literature. These poems demonstrate the astonishing range and beauty of Wordsworth’s work and his sustained, coherent vision.

William Wordsworth was a defining member of the English Romantic Movement. Like other Romantics, his personality and poetry were deeply influenced by his love of nature.

Public Domain (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“[Wordsworth’s poetry] is great because of the extraordinary power with which [he] feels the joy offered to us in nature, the joy offered to us in the simple elementary affections and duties.” (Matthew Arnold)

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  • Hansi
    Brooklet, Georgia, United States
    "A marvellous collection, beautifully read."

    My Heart Leaps Up
    To a Butterfly
    Alice Fell, or Poverty
    Lucy Grey, or Solitude
    We Are Seven
    To HC, 6 yrs. old
    Elegiac Stanzas
    The Lucy Poems
    - Strange fits of passion have I known
    - She dwelt among the untrodden ways
    - I travelled among unknown men
    - Three years she grew in sun and shower
    - A slumber did my spirit seal
    The Green Linnet
    To the Small Celandine
    The Seven Sisters
    To the Cuckoo
    She was a Phantom of delight
    The Daffodils
    The Reverie of Poor Susan
    Tintern Abbey
    Expostulation and Reply
    The Tables Turned
    To a Young Lady, who had been reproached…
    Vernal Ode
    Humming Bee
    It is a beauteous evening
    The world is too much with us
    Scorn not the Sonnet
    With how sad steps, o Moon
    Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
    On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic
    Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland
    To the Men of Kent
    The Solitary Reaper
    Yarrow Unvisited
    Yarrow Visited
    Yarrow Revisited
    Lines Written in Early Spring
    Ode to Duty
    Character of the Happy Warrior
    Ode, Composed on May Morning
    Ode: Intimations of Immortality
    To a Skylark
    Selections form the Prelude:
    1. Childhood
    2. Residence at Cambridge
    3. Residence in London
    4. Retrospect
    5. Imagination and Taste
    6. Conclusion
    French Revolution
    Goody Blake and Harry Gill
    Surprised by Joy
    Fragment: Redundance
    Great men have been among us

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