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William Wordsworth

How does Wordsworth appear as a poet of common man in his ‘Preface to Lyrical Ballads’?

William Wordsworth, the pioneer of Romanticism was born in 1770 at Cockermouth. He was one of the most prominent romantic poets. In 1798, he along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge jointly published Lyrical Ballads which brought a huge change in English literature. A new era was started by this publication, known as Romantic Age. At first people were unaware about this kind of poetry so Wordsworth published a preface to introduce the function of romantic poetry and its language. This kind of poetry was quite opposite to the existing poetry of the eighteenth century.

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