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William Wordsworth and the Lake District

Wordsworth was one of the most influential of England's romantic poets.

William Wordsworth was born on April 17, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, in the Lake District.

Dove Cottage in Grasmere was William Wordsworth's home from 1799 to 1808. Here Wordsworth wrote much of his poetry, and his sister Dorothy kept her famous journals.



The magnificent landscape deeply affected Wordsworth's imagination and gave him a love of nature.

There are many ideas associated with 'Romantic' poetry, but one of the most important for Wordsworth was to show the link between human experience and the natural world.
Wordsworth loved and drew inspiration from this landscape of the Lake District, his home.


Here are some of the poems penned by William Wordsworth :-

* Daffodils
* London 1802
* The Tables Turned
* Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey




William Wordsworth


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