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LLC321 POETRY & CREATIVE WRITING William Wordsworth ( 7April 1770 – 23 April 1850) 1
Was a major English Romantic poet . He with Samuel T. Coleridge launched the Romantic Age (Romanticism or Romantic Era an artistic, literary & intellectual movement - Originated in the second half of the 18 th C in Europe Launched the Romantic age in English Literature – 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads Magnum Opus – The Prelude – posthumously titled – known as the poem ”to Coleridge” Wordsworth – Poet Laureate 1843 until his death in 1850 2
Lines Composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey on revisiting the banks of the Wye during a tour, 13 July 1798 – abbreviated to “Tintern Abbey”/ “Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey” or simply “Lines” Tintern Abbey a is an abbey abandoned in 1536 3
Tintern Abbey – associated with a monastery or convent 4
River Wye – the historical border between England & Wales 5
Tintern Abbey/River Wye 6
The poem is significant – terminal poem – 1798 edition of Lyrical Ballads – at the 11 th hour “I cannot paint/ What then I was,” – reflecting and almost puzzling over his boyish days Then the natural world of Tintern abbey to him was an unmixed

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