Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude , a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published by his wife in the year of his death, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Poet Laureate from until his death from pleurisy on 23 April
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William Wordsworth — produced some of the greatest English poems of the late s and early s. William Wordsworth grew up in the Lake District of northern England. Wordsworth was born in the Lake District of northern England , the second of five children of a modestly prosperous estate manager. He lost his mother when he was 7 and his father when he was 13, upon which the orphan boys were sent off by guardian uncles to a grammar school at Hawkshead, a village in the heart of the Lake District. At Hawkshead Wordsworth received an excellent education in classics, literature , and mathematics, but the chief advantage to him there was the chance to indulge in the boyhood pleasures of living and playing in the outdoors. Wordsworth moved on in to St.
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William Wordsworth was an early leader of romanticism a literary movement that celebrated nature and concentrated on human emotions in English poetry and ranks as one of the greatest lyric poets in the history of English literature. William Wordsworth was born on April 7, , in Cookermouth, Cumberland, England, the second child of an attorney. Unlike the other major English romantic poets, he enjoyed a happy childhood under the loving care of his mother and was very close to his sister Dorothy.
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