Period:  The Romantic age
Silvia Mazzau - William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth is considered to be one of the founders of English Romanticism together with S.T. Coleridge thanks to the Preface to his Lyrical Ballads (in the 1800 edition), the manifesto of the Romantic movement. He is remembered as a poet concerned with the human relationship to nature and a fierce advocate of using the vocabulary and speech patterns of common people in poetry, as we can see in poems like I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (1807), his best-known work, set in the enchanting location of the Lake District. He was Poet Laureate of England and venerated as a sage.


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