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Born in London, he had no formal education and had a little earning. For Blake, the imagination was man’s sole redeeming feature and through it, he could see glories of nature. His important works are: Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Holy Thursday
After growing up in the Lake District, Wordsworth was educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He fell in love with Annette Vallon and fathered a child but the couple did not marry.
He returned to Lake in 1799 A.D. The deaths of his two children and the tragic drowning of his brother declined his poetic powers.
His poetry contains supernatural elements. His poems depict the darker, hidden and unconscious regions of the human mind and soul. He has completely escaped from reality. His works are Kubla Khan, Rime of Ancient Mariner, Christabel
He was a liberal revolutionary who staked his fortune, prestige and person for the freedom of people of Greece. His important works are Hours of Idleness, Darkness, The Age of Bronze, The Island
He wrote seductive poetry. His poetry is full of imaginations and love. He died at the age of 28 due to Tuberculosis. His works are Ode to Autumn, Ode to Nightingale, Eve of St. Agnes, Happy Insensibility, On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
Shelley loved nature but presented it as a destructive and authoritative force. His poetry is free from norms of cultures. He doesn’t follow the bonds and boundaries of society.
(Byron, Shelley and Keats died at young age. They lived only for 30, 35, 28 respectively)