the Prelude - context

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  • Created on: 23-05-18 21:28
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  • the Prelude
    • Childhood
      • He was born in the Lake District with its scenery
      • Father died - age 13
      • Mother died - age 8
      • Spent time with his grandparents with the wild moors and harsh treatment
    • Nature
      • Sublime - overwhelming or terrifying nature
      • He was a Romantic poet: saw nature as awe-inspiring and worshipped its beauty due to its size and power
        • Humans shaped by their interactions with nature
    • Style
      • Blank verse was revived by Milton (a poet he admired)
      • From volume 1 of his epic poem which relays his experience between the ages of 5-10
        • Memories of childhood to express his personal journey and search for understanding
    • Experience
      • Believed in Rousseau's  theory that we should learn from nature and experience not classrooms
      • 1791 - toured France and developed an enthusiasm for the French Revolution
      • Began writing in 1798 after experiencing depression and home sickness in Germany
  • He was a Romantic poet: saw nature as awe-inspiring and worshipped its beauty due to its size and power
    • Humans shaped by their interactions with nature

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