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William Wordsworth

Some consider The Prelude to be William Wordsworth’s masterpiece.
  poet who helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature (1770-1850)
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These famous lines are from Wordsworth’s poem, Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood:

Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind...

The lines inspired the title of the 2009 biography, The Strength in What Remains as well as the Academy Award winning film, Splendor in the Grass.
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SparkNotes on Wordsworth
  • Some consider The Prelude to be William Wordsworth’s masterpiece.
  • I mouth the names I read off the spines, at least the ones I can make out: Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • "Candide" never bored anybody except William Wordsworth.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Flat ground is as important to Roethke’s psyche, and therefore to his poetry, as the steep terrain of the English Lake District famously was to William Wordsworth.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • "Alfred Tennyson," and "William Wordsworth."
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • It is a proof that poetry can be equal to and true at the same time, an example of that completely adequate poetry which the Russian woman sought from Anna Akhmatova and which William Wordsworth produced at a corresponding moment of historical crisis and personal dismay almost exactly two hundred years ago.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • ] [Footnote 86: William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
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Associated words [difficulty]:   William Wordsworth [9] , John Keats [4] , Alexander Pope [7] , Dylan Thomas [7] , Percy Bysshe Shelley [7] , William Blake [7] , Lord Byron [8] , Matthew Arnold [8] , Robert Browning [8] , Tennyson [8] , Elizabeth Barrett Browning [9]
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