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 (wûrdz′wûrth′), William 1770-1850.
British poet whose most important collection, Lyrical Ballads (1798), published jointly with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped establish romanticism in England. He was appointed poet laureate in 1843.

Words·worth′i·an adj.
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Adj.1.Wordsworthian - in the manner of William Wordsworth
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For though what may be called professed Wordsworthians, including Matthew Arnold, found a value in all that remains of him-- could read anything he wrote, "even the 'Thanksgiving Ode,'-- everything, I think, except 'Vaudracour and Julia,'"--yet still the decisiveness of such selections as those made by Arnold himself, and now by Professor Knight, hint at a certain very obvious difference of level in his poetic work.
Adopting a broadly new historicist approach, David Simpson reads Wordsworth's poetry as a cultural artifact reflecting the impact of socio-historical upheavals upon the Wordsworthian narrator and his rustic narrative subjects.
But the willow has a "lush memory." To Levine, nature has a Wordsworthian aura that he brings into the present through details that may seem unpoetic (e.g., benches, bottle caps, carved initials) yet, through his personal alchemy, are transformed into art.
Ebbatson helpfully grounds his discussion in a particular intellectual tradition, the Wordsworthian, or ruralist, conflation of nature and nation.
From the eighteenth century onwards there was a trickle of visitors from Europe: they were artists, scholars and romantics, come to paint the towering cloud over Vatnajokul, or hunt for manuscripts of the Eddas in farmhouses, or learn about democracy from the records of the Althing, or go into Wordsworthian raptures about Thingvellir, or transcribe runes from standing stones, or speculate about tectonic plates and the age of the earth.
Daffodils also polled well - not in the Wordsworthian sense, but rather as a cheeky take on Scotland's rugby anthem.
On quantities, narcissi look best in big bold plantings ( hundreds if possible, to produce the Wordsworthian `host'.
"You can't say it that way any more" he wrote in his 1977 poem "And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name." If Ashbery is, as Bloom plausibly though controversially places him, a late late-Romantic, delayed inheritor of the Wordsworthian crisis-poem whose subject is the Subject, then his meditations will necessarily turn upon their own already-ness, the sense that "The problem is that there is no new problem" ("The Recital").
McGann examines in detail how Byron keeps evoking typically Wordsworthian themes (a wanderer alone in nature, meeting one of those simple people who live close to nature, the soul's attempt to overcome its losses, etc.) and reinterpreting or parodying them.
sees in Clare a 'Wordsworthian vision' that attains a 'final authority' in some of the asylum poems, and adds that in a few of them 'the sense of loss is transformed into a rejection of nature for a humanistic eternity, an apocalypse akin ...
Although the source of all this beauty seems to come from some transcendent natural power--Doty can sometimes sound like a Wordsworthian pantheist--the source of much of his inspiration is other poetry and other art.
To do so, she responded to the sonnet tradition primarily in the context of two approaches: the amatory model according to which poets drew from the absence or unattainability of a beloved addressee a source of lyrical potency, and, alternatively, the Wordsworthian version (itself a recasting of Milton), whereby the unresponsiveness of nature or of a contemplated other is converted into the mind 's encounter with the sublime.