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Through the many works of William Wordsworth is found a vast correlation in his poetry and the experiences which he went through as an early child and throughout the rest of his life These experiences carved themselves into Wordsworths mind giving him a favorable ability to put his experiences and emotions into words through his good-natured poetry To greater understand the poetry he wrote it is crucial to have a knowledge of the life he lived William Wordsworth was born the second child of John and Ann Wordsworth in Cockermouth Cumberland on April 7 1770 Wordsworth was living up a decently good childhood in Cockermouth until 1778 where in March of that year his mother Ann died and the family was split up Wordsworths sister Dorothy was sent to live at Halifax with her mothers cousin and the boys of the family were sent to school at Hawkshead where they were educated well and cared for It was young Williams headmaster at Hawkshead who first encouraged him to read and write poetry Wordsworth also happened to later write a poem about this early time in his life called The Prelude In this poem Wordsworth directly conveys the childish activities which he experienced which seemed quite normal but would later develop him into a great poet Four years had passed since his mother died and then on December 30th 1983 after celebrating the Christmas holidays his father passed away at Wordsworths young age of thirteen After this occurrence their house was given up and the boys were made to live with their maternal grandparents the Cooksons and their uncle Christopher Crackanthoope Cookson At this time in Wordsworths life he underwent a significant change experienced dependency through patronization and also underwent a rebellious state from having to live with people who werent parents and surely wasnt as fond of Having an uneasy and restless mind Wordsworth left for St Johns College Cambridge in the fall of 1787
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