William Wordsworth

Life, manifesto of english romanticism, man and natural world, importance of senses, childhood and memory, recollected in tranquillity (2 pagine formato doc)

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W.Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth in the english lake discrict.
He was educated at st john’s college,Cambridge, and in 1790 he went on a walking tour of france and the alps. In 1795 he moved to somerset to be near Samuel taylor Coleridge. Their friendship proved crucial to the development of English romantic poetry: they produced a collection of poems called Lirycal Ballads which appeared anonymously in 1798. the second edition of 1800 also contained Wordsworth’s famous Preface, which was to become the Manifesto of English Romanticism. In 1802 william married a childhood friend. THE MANIFESTO OF ENGLISH ROMANTICISM Wordsworth did not want to write following the standars of eighteenth-century poetry.
In his Preface to the second edition of Lyrical Ballads ,he stated what the subject matter and the language of poetry should be. Poetry should deal with everyday situations or incidents and with ordinary people, especially humble, rural people. Even the language should be simple ,the objects mentioned homely and called by their ordinary names...