William Wordswort1 - written about his sister wanted to...

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William Wordsworth * Parents died before 13 * Sister, Dorothy, had senile dementia * Attended Cambridge; never finished * work embodied Romantics’ love of nature * strong supporter of democratic ideals of French Revolution. * affair with Annette Vallon, young French woman who bore him a child. * returned to England w/o Annette & child (don’t know why) * disillusioned when revolution in France turned into Reign of Terror. The World Is Too Much with Us sonnet; bemoans humanity’s separation from nature Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
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Unformatted text preview: written about his sister; wanted to visit his sister, but couldn’t get himself to do it; five years have passed John Keats eldest of five children; at 15, parents died; later qualified to study medicine; did not want to be like other poets, and avoided friendship with Shelley because he feared her powerful influence; in 1818, Keats became sick with tuberculosis; the next year, published many creative works, despite his illness; died 1821 “When I Have Fears” speaker is afraid of death “Ode on a Grecian Urn”...
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