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  1. 1. Wordsworth and Romanticism
  2. 2. Wordsworth’s Life <ul><li>born in 1770 </li></ul><ul><li>English Lake District. </li></ul><ul><li>when he was 8, his mother died. </li></ul><ul><li>his father died, when William was 13 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cockermouth, Cumbria
  4. 4. Wordsworth’s Earliest House
  5. 5. Home Life <ul><li>father was an estate manager </li></ul><ul><li>The family lived well </li></ul>View of the kitchen and fine china
  6. 6. William’s Schooling <ul><li>local Grammar school </li></ul><ul><li>poetry </li></ul>
  7. 7. Undergraduate Years <ul><li>St John’s College, Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>In the summer of 1790 </li></ul><ul><li>landscape & Revolution </li></ul>
  8. 8. The French Alps The Savoie region of the Alps, through which Wordsworth and Jones traveled in the summer of 1791
  9. 9. Settling in England <ul><li>average quality degree </li></ul><ul><li>anti-Monarchist ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Annette Vallon </li></ul><ul><li>War </li></ul>
  10. 10. Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s home from 1799-1809 <ul><li>Dorothy </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Hutchinson </li></ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wordsworth’s Mature Years <ul><li>the Lake District </li></ul><ul><li>Poet Laureate </li></ul><ul><li>Died in 1850 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Society and Influences <ul><li>a reaction to the world </li></ul><ul><li>the Industrial Revolution and Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrical Ballads , with Coleridge, in 1798. </li></ul><ul><li>a break with the Renaissance </li></ul>
  13. 13. His Own Poetry <ul><li>focus = the simple miracle of perception and experience. </li></ul><ul><li>“ thought long and deeply.” </li></ul><ul><li>vivid, direct images and descriptions. </li></ul><ul><li>lyrical blank verse </li></ul>
  14. 14. London, 1802 <ul><li>Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: </li></ul><ul><li>England hath need of thee: she is a fen </li></ul><ul><li>Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen, </li></ul><ul><li>Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, </li></ul><ul><li>Have forfeited their ancient English dower 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Of inward happiness. We are selfish men; </li></ul><ul><li>Oh! raise us up, return to us again; </li></ul><ul><li>And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. </li></ul><ul><li>Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart: </li></ul><ul><li>Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, </li></ul><ul><li>So didst thou travel on life's common way, </li></ul><ul><li>In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart </li></ul><ul><li>The lowliest duties on herself did lay. </li></ul>
  15. 15. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud <ul><li>I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; 5 Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line 10 Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: 15 A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed---and gazed---but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie 20 In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
  17. 17. The Romantics’ Influence <ul><ul><li>I wandered lonely as a cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That floats on high o'er vales and hills, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When all at once I saw a crowd, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A host, of golden daffodils; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beside the lake, beneath the trees, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous as the stars that shine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And twinkle on the milky way, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They stretched in never-ending line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Along the margin of a bay: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ten thousand saw I at a glance, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>William Wordsworth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( Poetical Works 311) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Born a poor young country boy--Mother Nature's son </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All day long I'm sitting singing songs for everyone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sit beside a mountain stream--see her waters rise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find me in my field of grass--Mother Nature's son </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swaying daisies sing a lazy song beneath the sun. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul McCartney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( Beatles 376) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Wordsworth’s Legacy <ul><li>the start of the Romantic movement. </li></ul><ul><li>rural life is considered to be a haven </li></ul><ul><li>celebrated the immediate, the emotional and the personal </li></ul><ul><li>a valuing of personal experience and reaction </li></ul><ul><li>His contemporaries: Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley </li></ul>
  19. 19. Works Cited Page “ Cambridge 2000: St. John’s College: First Court: chapel.” Cambridge 2000: photos of Cambridge, England. 1/8/07. www.cambridge2000.com/cambridge2000/html/0009/P911249.html . 1/10/07. “ county map of England.” Pictures of England.com. http://www.picturesofengland.com/mapofengland/counties-map.html . 2/18/09. Fraistat, Neil et al . “Lyrical Ballads – London 1798 – Full Text.” Lyrical Ballads: an electronic scholarly edition. www.dal.ca/~etc/lballads/London98/frames.html . 1/10/07. “ Graveyard at Oswald Church.” Poets’ Graves. http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/wordsworth.htm . 2/18/09. “ Wordsworth and the Romantics.” The Wordsworth Trust. www.wordsworth.org.uk/Default.asp?page =16 . 1/10/07. Sources I cannot cite because they are from a British Internet site that Mr. Shaw was a member of … sorry! Don’t use this as an example of what you should do  http://www.btinternet.com/~lake.district/cm/wordhse.htm http://www.btinternet.com/~lake.district/wilword.htm