Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855)
Things to Consider:
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- Descriptions of Nature
- Describe the relationship between Dorothy and William
Wordsworth. (see also 410, 413, and esp. 418-19)
- Why is she so detailed in her descriptions?
- What impression does Dorothy's journal offer of the
economic conditions at the time? (see 411, 416)
- Describe Dorothy's emotional response to the different poor
people she describes in these entries.
- What does Dorothy say is her reason for starting her
- Describe Dorothy's reaction to William's wedding.
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"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
What are the central subject and theme of this poem?
- What is "that inward eye / Which is the bliss of
- How does the imagery found in this poem compare with that
found in Dorothy's journal entry for April 15, 1802 (414)?