‘A Slumber did my Spirit Seal’ by William Wordsworth is one of five “Lucy” poems that Wordsworth published in the volume Lyrical Ballads, that he co-authored with Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
This fascinating poem, ‘Animal Tranquility and Decay,’ by William Wordsworth depicts an old man who walks in peace and tranquility. He seems to walk aloof from the cares and concerns of this world.
William Wordsworth was an English poet who was born on April 7th, 1770, and whose poetry is some of the most influential in the English language.
William Wordsworth’s literary classic, ‘Daffodils’, also known as ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,’ is one of the most popular in the English language. It is a quintessential poem of the Romantic movement.
William Wordsworth’s characteristic use of imagery and figurative language regarding the natural world is on full display in ‘It Was an April Morning: Fresh and Clear.’
‘Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey’ by William Wordsworth is a well-loved poem that describes a speaker’s return to a specific spot along the banks of the River Wye and his understanding of nature.
Any readers familiar with William Wordsworth’s poetry, such as ‘Lucy Gray,’ know that the death of a child is a common theme throughout his works. Wordsworth suffered the loss of his own son and daughter, and those deaths seem to forever haunt him.
On the surface, Wordsworth’s poem, ‘My Heart Leaps Up’, is about the simple beauty of a rainbow.