The Lucy Poems
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The Lucy Poems

Including an Excerpt from 'The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey'

William Wordsworth

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eBook - ePub

The Lucy Poems

Including an Excerpt from 'The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey'

William Wordsworth

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About This Book

Written between the years 1798 and 1801, The Lucy Poems is a charming, pocket-sized collection of William Wordsworth's Lucy poems, first published in one of his best-known works, Lyrical Ballads.

The lyrical poetry in this volume explores nature motifs alongside melancholic themes of grief and unrequited love, surrounding a young English girl's death. Lucy's identity continues to be unknown and she is commonly thought to be figurative, a literary device for Wordsworth to reflect his own feelings of longing and loss on to.

This collection includes all five of Wordsworth's Lucy poems:

- 'Stange fits of passion I have known' - 'She dwelt among the untrodden ways' - 'I travelled among unknown men' - 'Three years she grew in sun and shower' - 'A slumber did my spirit seal'

Wordsworth was traveling Germany with his sister, Dorothy, at the time of writing this series. His growing irritation at his traveling companion and his desire to be reunited with his close friend, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is evident in the works. Four of the five poems were first published in the collection Lyrical Ballads, composed by Wordsworth and Coleridge, that went on to form part of the early Romantic movement in England.

This small edition of Wordsworth's Lucy poems has been republished by Read & Co. Books Ragged Hand, complete with introductory excerpts from Thomas De Quincey and Thomas Carlyle. The Lucy Poems is an ideal collection for lovers of Romantic era poetry and Wordsworth's beautiful nature imagery - the perfect companion for those who love reading poetry on the go.

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Year
2020
ISBN
9781528789332
Subtopic
Poesía

Table of contents

  1. William Wordsworth
  2. "WHO WAS LUCY?"
  3. STRANGE FITS OF PASSION HAVE I KNOWN
  4. SHE DWELT AMONG THE UNTRODDEN WAYS
  5. I TRAVELLED AMONG UNKNOWN MEN
  6. THREE YEARS SHE GREW IN SUN AND SHOWER
  7. A SLUMBER DID MY SPIRIT SEAL