Category Archives: Wordsworth (William)

Coping with Aging through Poetry

Wordsworth has written some of the world’s great poems for coping with aging.

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The Declining English Major

An English prof, sensing obsolescence, turns to “In Memoriam” (also Fowles, Wordsworth & Arnold).

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Teach Us All You Can of Saying Yes

Like Eli, Nancy Schaffer looks for instruction from the child Samuel after he hears God calling.

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Wordsworth Changed How We See Nature

Writer Margaret Drabble explains how Wordsworth changed the way we see the world.

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Derealized or Appareled in Celestial Light?

Wordsworth arrived at the underlying idea of “Intimations of Immortality” from a childhood experience that sounds like what psychology now calls depersonalization-derealization disorder.

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Wordsworth and a Depressed Philosopher

When utilitarian John Stuart Mill’s philosophy led him into despair, Wordsworth’s poetry saved him.

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