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William Wordsworth - National Portrait Galley, London

Poems by William Wordsworth

Wordsworth brought a new style to the poetry of the late 18th century with his Lyrical Ballads in which he aimed to speak in the voice of the common man.

Listen to Tintern Abbey, a meditation on the healing, sustaining moral and spiritual power of Nature.

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  • The Female Vagrant (extracts)
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  • The Last of the Flock
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  • Tintern Abbey
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Image: National Portrait Gallery, London

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