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Passions in PoetryWilliam Wordsworth
1770 - 1850

English Romantic poet and poet-laureate, whose Lyrical Ballads (1798), first published anonymously with contributions by his friend Coleridge, marked an important turning point in the history of English literature. Some of his many well-known poems include 'The Brothers', 'Michael' and the "Lucy" poems: 'She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways', 'Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known', 'A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal' and 'Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower'. His other great work, the philosophical-autobiographical poem The Prelude was published posthumously in 1850. He also published two poems dealing with the sublime and the picturesque; An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches (both in 1793), and his one and only play The Borders (1842). Wordsworth's name, perhaps even more so than that of his friend Coleridge, remains to this day almost synonymous, in England, with Romanticism itself.

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Admonition to a Traveller 645
The Affliction of Margaret 2,751
Animal Tranquility and Decay 597
By the Sea 593
The Fountain 2,344
The Green Linnet 1,391
I Travelled Among Unknown Men 516
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud 847
Influence of Natural Objects 2,777
The Leech-Gatherer 6,309
The Lesser Celandine 1,112
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey 6,956
London, 1802 621
Lucy Strange Fits of Passion I Have Known 900
Mutability 607
My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold 270
Ode 7,655
Ode to Duty 2,096
On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic 623
The Reaper 1,062
The Reverie of Poor Susan 839
Ruth: Or The Influences of Nature 8,646
Scorn Not the Sonnet; Critic, You Have Frowned 630
She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways 368
She Was a Phantom of Delight 1,058
Simon Lee, The Old Huntsman 3,203
A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal 270
The Sun Has Long Been Set 498
Surprised By Joy 636
Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland 641
Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower 1,404
To a Skylark 818
To Sleep 658
To the Cuckoo 982
To the Daisy 1,550
To the Daisy 2,636
To Toussaint L'Ouverture 631
The Two April Mornings 1,924
Upon Westminster Bridge 624
When I Have Borne in Memory What Has Tamed 591
Within King's College Chapel, Cambridge 650
The World Is Too Much With Us; Late and Soon 633
Written in Early Spring 850
Written in London, September, 1802 602
Yarrow Visited 2,953
Yew-Trees 1,407
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