The lake poets

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This is a group of English poets who all lived in the Lake District of England at the turn of the 19th century.

As a group, they followed no single school of thought.  They are considered part of the Romantic Movement.  The three main figures of, what has become known as the Lakes School, are WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE and ROBERT SOUTHEY.  They were associated with other poets and writers, including, DOROTHY WORDSWORTH, CHARLES LLOYD, HARTLEY COLERIDGE, JOHN WILSON and THOMAS DE QUINCEY.

The beauty of the Lake District inspired many other poets over the years, beyond the core—LAKE POETS.  These include JAMES PAYN BRYAN PROCTER, FELICIA HEMANS, WALTER SCOTT and NORMAN NICHOLSON.

William Wordsworth (7/4/1770 —(23/4/1850).  He was Britain’s Poet Laureate from 1843 till his death in1850.  His major works :

(1) I wandered lonely as a cloud (also known as—-Daffodils)

(2) My heart leaps up.

(3) The…

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