Biography of William Wordsworth

Biography of William Wordsworth was a famous English poet who played a significant role in the English Romantic movement. His best-known work was Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798. His love for nature influenced both his personality and his poetry.

William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770 in Cottonmouth, England to John and Anne Wordsworth. He was the second of live children. His father was a legal agent. William was closest to his sister Dorothy. Wordsworth’s mother died when he was just seven.

He attends the grammar school near Cockermouth Church and Ann Birkett’s School in England. He wrote his first poetry the age of seventeen. He was sent to Hawkshead Grammar School after died his father. William moved to Cambridge University to continue his higher studies.  During his time in Cambridge, he toured France and his experience profoundly impacted his interests in literature and poetry.

The tripe had an intense influence on his poetry. He graduated in 1791. After graduation, young William realized his love for poetry. He decided to pursue his dream for writing.

In 1787, he officially launched his career as a poet. His sonnet was published in The European magazine. He also lived in Germany for a short while. He released his poetry collections, An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches in 1793 that further advanced his career, in 1795, poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge reached out to Wordsworth.

He collaborated with him and produced the most significant work of his career titled Lyrical Ballads in 1798. It was a milestone for the English Romantic movement. He tried to use colloquial language in his poem. It caught the interest of ordinary people, and his readers felt connected to his writing.

In 1796, Wordsworth wrote his only play, which was turned down by the London threate. The play was called The Borderers, a tragedy set during kin Henry III’s rule. At the peak of his career in 1807, he published Poem in Two Volumes. It was followed by Guide to the Lake in 1810, The Excursion in 1814 and Loadamia in 1815. 

Wordworth’s another most notable work was The Prelude. This masterpiece was published posthumously in 1850. It was an autobiographical poem. The prelude was written as an introduction for his long philosophical poem, The Recluse, which he never finished. Later, this particular work was released shortly after his death by his widow, Mary Hutchinson.

Wordsworth published another famous poem, Daffodils in 107. It was voted as Britain’s fifth favorite poetry. It was even released as a rap song and recited by thousands of children at once.

Wordsworth’s sister, Dorothy was also a well-known poet and author. After the death of their mother, Wordsworth and his sister didn’t see each other for the decade. They reunited in 1787 and became inseparable. Even though his sister was not famous like Wordsworth, her work was well-praised by critics. The nature scenery used in Wordsworth’s poetry were often taken of Dorothy played a crucial role in William’s success. In 1792, he met John Walking Steward, an English traveled and Philosopher, who also had a major influence on his poetry.

Wordsworth turned France in his college days and met France women, Annette Vallon. Even though he did not marry Annette, he had a daughter with her, who Wordsworth supported all his life. In 1802, he married Mary Hutchinson. The couple has five children. The death of his daughter Dora left him devastated and for, any years, Wordsworth stopped writing poetry altogether.

Wordsworth received honorary degrees from Durham (1838) and Oxford (1839). In 1842, he rosined from his government job and started to live in his pension. He spent the last few years of his life peacefully. He lived in large house became Grasmere, England. The following year, he became England’s Poet laureate ( a famous poet as member of the British Royal Household). 

He died n April 23, 1850 at his home in England at the age of eighty. Wordsworth not only created some of the most beautiful poetry of his time but also placed poetry at the center of human existence. He said that poetry for him was as immortal as the heart of man.