The Major Works

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Good The Major Works Author William Wordsworth Stephen Gill go inside Books William Wordsworth was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads.Wordsworth s masterpiece is generally considered to be The Prelude, an autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem to Coleridge Wordsworth was England s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.. William Wordsworth 1770 1850 has long been one of the best known and best loved English poets The Lyrical Ballads, written with Coleridge, is a landmark in the history of English romantic poetry His celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace embody a unified and coherent vision that was profoundly innovative This volume presents the poems iWilliam Wordsworth 1770 1850 has long been one of the best known and best loved English poets The Lyrical Ballads, written with Coleridge, is a landmark in the history of English romantic poetry His celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace embody a unified and coherent vision that was profoundly innovative This volume presents the poems in their order of composition and in their earliest completed state, enabling the reader to trace Wordsworth s poetic development and to share the experience of his contemporaries It includes a large sample of the finest lyrics, and also longer narratives such as The Ruined Cottage, Home at Grasmere, Peter Bell, and the autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude 1805 All the major examples of Wordsworth s prose on the subject of poetry are also included.. The best Kindle The Major Works It was in reading Wordsworth years ago that I learned that the ancient division between philosophy and poetry is a false one, and that both, rightly seen and wholeheartedly pursued, are ultimately convergent trajectories of the human spirit. Wordsworth is the quintessential philosophical poet, I think. His work best displays what contribution poetry can offer to philosophy in the search for wisdom. It was especially his Preface to his Lyrical Ballads, and some of the poems contained therein, that articulated for me a concept of both knowledge and of truth - "truth as an invisible friend and hourly companion" - that seemed more primordial as well as being closer to home than any other I had encountered by that time. It was where I first realized that truth is a thing to be lived, a trivial ornament to the ego if it does not illuminate and direct our day-to-day walk through life. Here is one of the passages that rang bells for me, right from the horse's mouth: “The knowledge both of the Poet and the Man of science is pleasure; but the knowledge of the one cleaves to us as a necessary part of our existence, our natural and unalienable inheritance; the other is a personal and individual acquisition, slow to come to us, and by no habitual and direct sympathy connecting us with our fellow-beings. The Man of science seeks truth as a remote and unknown benefactor; he cherishes and loves it in his solitude: the Poet, singing a song in which all human beings join with him, rejoices in the presence of truth as our visible friend and hourly companion. Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science. Emphatically may it be said of the Poet, as Shakespeare hath said of man, ‘that he looks before and after.’ He is the rock of defence for human nature; an upholder and preserver, carrying everywhere with him relationship and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs: in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and things violently destroyed; the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. The objects of the Poet’s thoughts are everywhere; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favourite guides, yet he will follow wheresoever he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to move his wings. Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge—it is as immortal as the heart of man.”I would only add that philosophy+poetry, as records of the knowledge by which we live, together fmake up "the first and last of all knowledge," as well as together forming the kind of knowledge that constitutes "the rock of defence for human nature" even in times which we have forgotten the meaning of the word "human." What kind of insight does poetry record? I think poetry models perspectives that are more encompassing than the one we usually see the aspect of things by. To understand poetry is to recreate, leap into, and internalize, the perspective the poem models. It isn't "merely" a theoretical system you can look at from a remove; it is an invitation to add to your own lenses another's, and to expand thereby your capacity for making a meaningful unity out of experience. Now, I can see that Wordsworth in this understanding is just a part of a larger buried tradition. Here's Blake: “As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.” The business of poetry, as each of them conducts it, is to form the eye, and thereby transform the whole personality, our experience, and, in doing so, to deepen our relation to our world. It is to dig wisdom deeper into the living flesh of the person, to bring it home, as it were, so that it transforms the way we see and so that it doesn't remain for us a mere compartmentalized acquisition distanced from our motivational and affective core. Reading Wordsworth's poetry, as a meditative exercise, can make insight effective into our lives by integrating it into our everyday way of looking at the world. A prerequisite for this kind of transmission of wisdom is, of course, empathic identification with another's experience in order to expand our own capacity for experience. And as Schopenhauer pointed out, compassion is the basis of morality. Exercising our capacity for compassionate identification with another's point of view means more fully participating in what it means to be a full human being. Wordsworth is another one of those underrated educators (in that he's appreciated as a purveyor of lofty but idle aesthetic exercises, not as someone with something to teach about being human, at least not outside the literature departments). Yet he is someone who can teach us to tap into capacities for relating to our world that we didn't know we had. In doing so, he gives us more, richer, and deeper material to reflect on. Poetry plants the lush garden of experience that philosophy reflects on, prunes and organizes. I am starting to think, more and more, that both philosophy and poetry are needed for the full realization of the human psyche's powers to perceive, to experience, and to understand its experience. Reading these poems a decade ago is what, I think, first planted the seeds of this insight.
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  1. William Wordsworth was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads.Wordsworth s masterpiece is generally considered to be The Prelude, an autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem to Coleridge Wordsworth was England s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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  1. It was in reading Wordsworth years ago that I learned that the ancient division between philosophy and poetry is a false one, and that both, rightly seen and wholeheartedly pursued, are ultimately convergent trajectories of the human spirit Wordsworth is the quintessential philosophical poet, I think His work best displays what contribution poetry can offer to philosophy in the search for wisdom It was especially his Preface to his Lyrical Ballads, and some of the poems contained therein, that a [...]


  2. Poems like The Ruined Cottage and Tintern Abbey are as close to perfect as poetry can be Unpretentious, intellectual, and evocative Wordsworth takes the simple and common and makes it achingly wonderful Our sneering, eye rolling, nod and wink post modern sensibilities could certainly use a little of the earnestness exhibited in these poems.


  3. Wordsworth is one of my favourite poets and I have read many of his poems at different times I read The Prelude 7th June 2016 18th June 2016 I enjoyed it but I would love to come back to it some time in the future and study it closely as I know I can get a lot out of it The Poet, gentle creature as he it,Hath, like the Lover, his unruly times,His fits when he is neither sick nor well,Though no distress be near him but his ownUnmanageable thoughts.


  4. Oh, Wordsworth I have read at least a little bit of the output of almost all of the great English romantics that are considered part of the traditional cannon I enjoyed a lot of their work, but no poet of that age could ever speak to me like Wordsworth This volume is over 1,000 pages long, so not every poem collected here is great And the conventional criticism that later Wordsworth is not as good as young Wordsworth is certainly true But Wordsworth s view of poetry as a man speaking to men and [...]


  5. Quick review from memory before I re read and re review at a later date This is currently on the pile on poetry that I am aiming to read at some point, having bought this for university but probably didn t really pay much attention at the time I m not the biggest Wordsworth fan but I m sure he ll have something decent within this brick of a book.


  6. Okay I have a real problem with William Wordsworth, for a number of reasons.1 He s totally ripping off Charlotte Smith.2 He completely took over Lyrical Ballads with his trite sayings about daffodils, when Coleridge s poems are really what interests me, at least the most.3 His hypocritical turn to hardcore Anglicanism and his seeming surrender at the end of his life really bug the revolutionary Romantic in me.4 If I read Tintern Abbey one time, I m going to throw up.That being said, Wordsworth [...]


  7. MehhhhhhI only read the Prelude Once again, I learned how immature and impatient I am as a reader and how I don t appreciate nice things I wish I was grownup enough to enjoy hearing about someone wandering around and around in nature and becoming and self aware Well, no, I don t wish that, but it probably would have helped.I don t think I would have liked to have known Wordsworth Not that there s anything wrong with him or that I dislike him on a moral level, but I feel like our personalities [...]


  8. Of course, I have no business rating Wordsworth But he is so sad, so unrelentingly, depressingly sad, poem after poem I suppose that in that day, he was regarded as serious, but today, to a citizen of this modern world in this country, he is not serious he needs help Maybe operating and writing on the verge of what we might call clinical depression was natural then I don t know and I have no right to guess It s interesting, though How many of those old characters seemed to take life too serious [...]


  9. Even at 28, I can understand both the joy and the longing that come from looking back on times when you have connected with nature in the past One can only hope for opportunities in order to build up a catalogue of such memories, so as to reflect on them all when much older and create a happiness in your imagination by revisiting them in your old age I love the importance Wordsworth places on imagination and the role that it can take in taking control of our own state of mind and being Beautifu [...]


  10. William Wordsworth is a true genius I really liked this book, even though I m not very into romantic poetry, he really shows great talent, I ve even found perfection in some of his creations.He puts all his love to nature and the countryside into such beautiful words that also are very evocative You can feel him painting a gorgeous, pure landscape as you read poems like Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey I d totally recommend this book.


  11. I like Wordsworth, and most of the Victorian poets He is lyrical and evokes the English countryside and nature I like many, many of his poems check them out What though the radiance, which was once so bright,Be now forever taken from my sight,though nothing can bring back the glory of the flower,the splendor of the grass,we will grieve not,but take strength in what remains behind.A somewhat bowderlized version from my dim memory, but I couldn t resist Look up the actual verse


  12. Had to read this for a graduate class Some really good passages, but I didn t truly like any of the poems as a whole Wordsworth was simply too much into himself, and how the natural world was, or was not, in tune with Wordsworth, rather than whether Wordsworth was, or was not, in tune with the natural world This blighted some otherwise ingenious poems.


  13. I love Wordsworth, I really do, but his works get a bit repetitive after a while Lyrical Ballads is beautiful in its depictions of life in and around the Lake District Wordsworth often combines realism with a supernatural element, which I enjoy His poetry is peaceful for the most part, as well as thought provoking THe Lucy poems are my favorites


  14. Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting The Soul that rises with us, our life s Star, 60 Hath had elsewhere its setting,And cometh from afar Not in entire forgetfulness,And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come Ode on Intimations of Immortality


  15. Usually I really have to like poetry to read it in my spare time although I do love studying it as you get a full grasp of the use of the language Although I am going to study it this was one of the first times reading it before study which was new and although it did take me awhile to be able to get used it to I did begin to really enjoy this.


  16. This is possibly written for children, but it is just as enjoyable for adults I like the illustrations There are also small notes of explanation for words that people might not be familiar with now It s a wonderful overview of his poetry and there is also biographical information that I found very interesting.


  17. 3.5 stars I read this one for school and definitely did not read all the poems, only the ones I was assigned to Therefore it s very hard to rate and judge his entire works I did really enjoy some of the poems, however others I thought were average or too long etc Overall I really appreciate Wordsworth s works and his talent for Romantic poetry.


  18. I don t love Wordsworth, but I have to admit that he was on to something here The Prelude is self as epic subject What a concept And we don t seem to have ever managed to get beyond it Too bad for the world, but Wordsworth deserves a great deal of the credit blame.


  19. Not specifically this edition, but any collection of Wordsworth is as necessary as breathing to anyone who enjoys poetry I can t live without my well worn copy of collected poems and prefaces Also check out the journal of Dorothy Wordsworth, his sister.


  20. In my completely biased opinion, Wordsworth is to poetry what Turner is to painting Seemingly unconventional patriarchal figures conformist to the bone Reas Coleridge and look at William Blake s paintings dear Junge Leute


  21. Taking a class on Wordsworth helped me gain somewhat of an appreciation for him Still not sure I like him, though Favorite poem is We are Seven Did not read cover to cover, obviously, but I did read a good portion of it


  22. Reading The Excursion has been a powerful experience To speak about the big things in a way that is mystical and then not deliberately confusing you, so you will think and feel it for yourself.Very beautiful.


  23. wordsworth and his love of nature make me love nature his spots of time is one of my favorite concepts ever i sometimes measure my life out by his words he s one of my favorite thinkers and writers








  24. I just got this book so I haven t gotten very far into it, but it s excellent so far Then again, it s Wordsworth If you like the Romantics, then this is for you.


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