William Wordsworth, the life surrounded by nature
William Wordsworth was born in 1770 in the Lake District, an area of supreme natural beauty. As a child he mostly leave outdoor and the countryside provided the inspiration for his later poetry. In 1791 he left England for France. In France, Wordsworth became passionately committed to the cause of the Revolution and he also fell in love with a French girl, Annette Vallon but the lack of money forced him to return to England, abandoning both his political beliefs and Annette. This combination brought him to the edge of nervous breakdown. In 1797 he met the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the friendship with him was crucial to the development of Romantic poetry because spending much time to writing, talking, and planning with him, led to the result of a collection of poems called Lyrical Ballads published in 1798. He was the first poet that make the child the subject of his poems because the imagination place an important role in the Romanticism and the imagination, for Wordsworth is a faculty only of the child and the poets. The child is also in its simplicity and goodness, closed than the adult to the original state of harmony with nature but when he grows up, he gradually loses his memory of a perfect union with the universe. Nature is used in a variety of senses:
-the second mean is that of nature is a source of feelings,many of this poems are essentially a memory of man's response to nature.