from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Wordsworth, William 1770-1850. British poet whose most important collection, Lyrical Ballads (1798), published jointly with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped establish romanticism in England. He was appointed poet laureate in 1843.
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- proper n. A habitational surname.
- proper n. William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850), a major English romantic poet.
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- n. a romantic English poet whose work was inspired by the Lake District where he spent most of his life (1770-1850)
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Ira became interested in Wordsworth upon moving to the northeast (though Wordsworth is from the northwest), which he partly attributes to an improved ear for northern speech.
I think it shows how times have changed that Wordsworth is less attractive than Coleridge.
I still laugh myself silly when I read it, and every malicious part of my brain applauds the exquisitely cruel detail with which Wordsworth is skewered.
The Eyre Affair is a literary detective thriller with romantic overtones, mad inventor uncles, aunts trapped in Wordsworth poems, global multinationals, scheming evildoers, an excursion inside the novel of Jane Eyre, dodos, knight-errant-time-travelling fathers and the answer to the eternal question:
‘Wordsworth is a very great man,’ Coleridge wrote, ‘the only man, to whom at all times and in all modes of excellence I feel myself inferior.’
Interestingly, though, they're not convinced that Wordsworth is really their champion.
My hope is that we can not stop the madness, that is, we can open up the assemblages in Wordsworth rather than focus on the unifying narrative that shuts down the anti-Oedipal assemblages and the revolutionary potential of the bodies on the road.
Wordsworth is shocked by an ill or sickly figure which he describes as only half-human.
Time and again Wordsworth, as the poet who embraces nature, also keeps nature at a distance.
Given the burden of "joy" in Wordsworth's poem, as it awaits this final conversion into a sublimity beneath tears, the iterated monosyllable (harboring always a tacit outburst of "o" at its heart) is all but manifest as the identified quintessence of the poem's genre form.
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