Imagination

The Poetry

Wordsworth saw imagination as a powerful, active force that works alongside our senses, interpreting the way we view the world and influencing how we react to events.

He believed that a strong imaginative life is essential for our well-being. Often in Wordsworth’s poetry, his intense imaginative effort translates into the great visionary moments of his work.

Some key poems

Ode: Intimations of Immortality

The Prelude

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good: Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
- 'Personal Talk' by William Wordsworth
The Poetry

Wordsworth͛s poetry is synonymous with the unique landscape of the English Lake District.

More about the poetry

The Place

Wordsworth described his new home and the garden surrounding it as 'the loveliest spot that man hath ever found'.

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