William Wordsworth Accomplishments
William Wordsworth was born on April 7 of 1770 and died on April 23 of 1850. Much of his accomplishments were in the latter part of his life. In the beginning, he was just studying and traveling to other countries around the world.
However, today, he is considered as the greatest romantic English poet along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It was with Coleridge’s help that he launched the joint publications called Lyrical Ballads. One of his biggest works is considered as The Prelude. This is like an autobiography and poem put together which Wordsworth revised several times in his life. He dedicated The Prelude to his friend Coleridge. Coleridge was also his mentor in several ways in spite of William being a much acclaimed author in comparison to Coleridge in several ways.
Wordsworth was considered England’s Poet Laureate from 1843 to 1850, which was the year of his death. Wordsworth was the second child of his parents, who had five children altogether. He grew up in the Lake District, which remained his favorite place his entire life. His sister Dorothy Wordsworth was also a poet and lyricist. He remained close to his sister his entire life and even traveled with her to many places in the word.
Dorothy died in a shipwreck in 1809. William’s mother died when he was only eight years old and he was sent to a boarding school after that. While he was traveling in France, he fell in love with a French woman and had a child. However, nothing is known of the love child. Later he married Anne Hutchinson, his friend from his childhood days. They had 5 children together.
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