Wordsworth and Romanticism
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Romanticism is a term given to literary and artistic movements of the late 18th and 19th centuries. By analyzing several poems by William Wordsworth, this paper shows why his work exemplifies all the qualities of the psyche essential to Romantics. The paper examines, "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud", "Preface to Lyrical Ballads," and "Lines."
From the Paper:"Women, children and simple, country folk were often the subject of attention in his works. By traveling away from the cities to write, as he did while in Scotland, with "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud", Wordsworth became instrumental in the Romantic revolution. Works such as this marked the change in literary subject matter from urban-centered, to nature or rural-oriented settings. However, it would be reckless for the reader to give a cursory assessment of the poem that speaks of daffodils, lakes and trees, and surmise the author to be a nature lover. Wordsworth was much more than simply a lover of birds and flowers. His primary interest in nature was in human nature, the nature of man."
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