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Widely considered the greatest and most influential of the English Romantic poets, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) remains today among the most admired and studied of all English writers. He is best remembered for the poems he wrote between 1798 and 1806, the period most fully represented in this selection of 39 of his most highly regarded works. Among them are poems from t ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 5th 1992 by Dover Publications
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There's just no getting around it - I can't stand Wordsworth's poetry. Dullness oozes from every tormented line. The author just seems like a crashing bore with way too much time on his hands, all the better to peer out at the damp English countryside and wax pompous.

I'll grant you - this may have something to do with my INTJ personality type, which involves a fair amount of obliviousness to my surroundings. As I tend to spend far too much time living in my head, my relationship with "Nature" is
Jan 24, 2012 Calvin added it
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So the other day while killing time in a thrift store I saw this collection of Wordsworth poems and wondered if I'd find him as long winded, self absorbed and utterly pompous as I did when I was an undergrad.

Turns out I do.

And yes, before any of my friends email me, I do see the irony and being annoyed by someone who can be seen as long winded and utterly pompous.

I understand, I truly do, how important Lyrical Ballads was in 1798. And while I always was impressed by the Mythology of Coleri
I understood this better than I usually understand poetry, maybe because many of the poems are more narrative. I loved some of the poems, like "Anecdote for Fathers" and "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," but I wasn't in love with the whole book.
I'll give him the fact that most of favorite poems are dark. Or teenage girl stuff but. I didn't like it. The reason I give him two stars is he seems to have a good voice in his poetry and that's a good thing
Nick Black
Certainly not my favorite poems, but there's a few winners, or at least things one must know to avoid embarrassing lacunae.
Jonathan Cromwell
Dull......from first page to last. "Scorn not the Sonnet" was the only piece I remotely enjoyed. Try as I might, Wordsworth is not for me.
Wordsworth, while not quite my style of poetry, is still probably one of my more favorite romantic poets.
If you can, read this while hiking around in the Lake District. It makes the experience so much better.
Jul 25, 2007 Josh rated it 5 of 5 stars
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If you have the Prelude, there's more Wordsworth in this thin volume than you could ever need.
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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 publ
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