by William Wordsworth
London, 1802 Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- How does this appeal to Milton, a famous poet, reflect upon Wordsworth's view of the power of poetry?
- Do you think Wordsworth sets himself up as Milton's poetic heir here?
- Why would Wordsworth look to a poet for reform, rather than a politician or a religious figure?
- What is the relationship of the poet to poetry? Is the poet's personality or "soul" fundamentally tied to his work?