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London, 1802

London, 1802

  

by William Wordsworth

London, 1802 Questions

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  1. How does this appeal to Milton, a famous poet, reflect upon Wordsworth's view of the power of poetry?
  2. Do you think Wordsworth sets himself up as Milton's poetic heir here?
  3. Why would Wordsworth look to a poet for reform, rather than a politician or a religious figure?
  4. What is the relationship of the poet to poetry? Is the poet's personality or "soul" fundamentally tied to his work?

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