William Wordsworth: Poems in Two Volumes (1953 words)


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The contemporary critical reception of Wordsworth’s Poems, In Two Volumes is, according to John O. Hayden, “one of the most disgraceful in the annals of reviewing” (81). It is hard to disagree with this statement after reading these reviews and then reading the collection itself, which features such famous poems as “Resolution and Independence”, “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1803”, “I wandered lonely as a Cloud”, “The Solitary Reaper”, and, most notably, the poem that Wordsworth later would entitle “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood”, which concludes the collection.

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Citation: White, Adam. "Poems in Two Volumes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 October 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=2685, accessed 18 June 2021.]

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