William wordsworth (1770 1850) my heart leaps up when i behold
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Early Life -Born 1770 in Cockermouth-Orphaned at age 13-Educated at Hawkshead Grammar School-Graduated from St. John’s College, Cambridge in 1791 without distinctionWordsworth was Britains Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.
European Adventures tour of Europe -Took post-Cambridge walking -Fell in love with Annette Vallon in France and fathered an illegitimate daughter, Anne Caroline -Returned to England shortly after Ann Caroline’s birth because of political unrest in France -Continued to support Annette and Ann Caroline despite geographical restrictions -Revolutionary France was an important influence on the style and diction of his poetry
Friends and Lovers -Befriended Samuel Taylor Coleridge back in England, with whom he wrote Lyrical Ballads (1798)-Moved to Somerset to live with Dorothy, his sister-Married his childhood friend, Mary Hutchinson, 1820-Five children
The Lake District --Scenic area in northwest England--Beautiful landscape inspired his love of nature--“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, one of his most notable poems, thought to be inspiredby the daffodils found in the Lake District
The “Lake Poets” --William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey--All three poets were inspired by the LakeDistrict; all great friends with each other
The poetical works Wordsworth was a defining member of the EnglishRomantic Movement. Like other Romantics, Wordsworth’spersonality and poetry were deeply influenced by his loveof nature, especially by the sights and scenes of the LakeCountry, in which he spent most of his mature life. Aprofoundly earnest and sincere thinker, he displayed a highseriousness tempered with tenderness and a love ofsimplicity.
Famous Poems Daffodils I wandered lonely as a cloud London 1802The Tables Turned Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
Some questions about Williamwordsworth poetry ?what was his point of view ofhe believed that poetry is an over flow of emotions expressed in wordswhy did words worth write " the rainbow " ?to describe his admiration of a natural phenomenon which is the rainbowwhat does words worth think about the rainbow ?he believes that man change from a baby into a man , a father and dies but the rainbow doesnt change . it lasts forever
My heart leaps up when I beholdA rainbow in the sky:So was it when my life began ;So is it now I am a man ;So be it when I shall grow old ,Or let me die !The child is father of the man ;And I wish my days to beBound each to each by natural piety.
My heart leaps up when I beholdA rainbow in the sky:So was it when my life began ;So is it now I am a man ;So be it when I shall grow old ,Or let me die ! he express his admiration of the rainbow . his heart jumped in happiness whenever he sees the rainbow in the sky . he had the same happiness when he was a child and its the same now and will be so till the grows old . he prefers to die if he cant see the rainbow
The child is father of the man ;And I wish my days to beBound each to each by natural piety.he states a fact that a man starts as a baby then he grows up to become a man to marry to be a father of a baby
My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man ;
So be it when I shall grow old , Or let me die !