Some of William Wordsworth’s Most Beautiful Poems That He Wrote

William Wordsworth, a pioneer of American Romanticism, had many beautiful poems. Come read our top picks!

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They say beauty is subjective, but William Wordsworth was a pioneer of American Romanticism, and I think most of us would agree that a lot, if not all, of his poems were truly beautiful. Here are some of our top picks for the most musical poems that Wordsworth crafted with his aesthetic, sensory imagery, and poetic diction and themes.

We Are Seven

Two trees with no leaves in the gloomy fog with gravestones underneath.

We Are Seven tells the story of a little girl and her siblings. There are seven altogether, but two are gone to sea, two are at Conway, and two are lying in the churchyard under a tree, which just leaves the little girl. She insists, however, that even with her siblings gone and two dead, they are seven. We think this is a beautiful sentiment — to remember those who passed on and keep them close to our hearts, never forgetting.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

A pink and orange sky with clouds.

Probably one of his more popular ones, this poem describes the landscape around the speaker, who is, as the title suggests, a cloud. The beautiful diction and syntax in this poem and the melodic description of nature is most likely the reason this is one of his more beloved pieces.

The Sun Has Long Been Set

A blue and orange sky.

Another poem centering on nature, this one describes the scenery after the sun sets. It includes gorgeous imagery about birds, water, and the moon. This one has a beautiful rhyme scheme, and like most of his poems, beauteous sensory imagery is included, too.

These are just some of our top picks, but Wordsworth is a magnificent crafter of poetry. Which one is your favorite?

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