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Selection from the Sonnets of William Wordsworth

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Selection from the Sonnets of William Wordsworth offers readers a glimpse into the profound and introspective world of one of the most revered poets in literary history. The collection features a range of sonnets that showcase Wordsworth's mastery of language and his ability to evoke powerful emotions through his poetry.

Each sonnet in this selection is a carefully crafted piece of art, with every word chosen thoughtfully to convey deep meaning and emotion. Wordsworth's exploration of themes such as nature, love, and mortality is both poignant and thought-provoking, drawing readers in and inviting them to reflect on their own lives and experiences.

One of the most striking aspects of Wordsworth's sonnets is their timeless quality. Despite being written over two centuries ago, his words still resonate with readers today, speaking to the universal truths and emotions that connect all of humanity. This collection serves as a reminder of the enduring power of poetry to capture the essence of the human experience and touch the hearts of readers across generations.

In Selection from the Sonnets of William Wordsworth, readers will find themselves transported to a world of beauty, introspection, and profound wisdom. This collection is a testament to Wordsworth's unparalleled talent as a poet and a tribute to the enduring legacy of his work in the world of literature.

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This is a very impressive collection of some of the best sonnets from the pen of the incomparable William Wordsworth. The appreciation that Wordsworth had for the beauty of his surroundings is vibrantly exhibited in these selections, as are his feelings on love, friendship, society, conflict, history, the supernatural and indeed the art of poetry itself. And what better vehicle for the elegant articulation of a master poet's thoughts and inspirations than the sonnet, an art form ideally suited to assertion, verbalization and contemplation.

In these sonnets, we witness Wordsworth's poetic expertise at its best in superb descriptions of nature's splendor which he astutely juxtaposes with his reflections on a world that is "too much with us," a world in which, "man for brother man has ceased to feel."

The sanctuary that Wordsworth found and which forms the basis for the inspiration displayed in many of these sonnets was the magnificent Lake District of England, which he depicted as, "At happy distance from Earth's groaning field, / Where ruthless mortals wage incessant wars." Such a sanctuary the poet would have wished for us all, and indeed provided the means for at least our vicarious enjoyment in the form of these enduring and timeless works of art.
- Summary by Bruce Kachuk


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