Flashcards in The Prelude Deck (20)
Where did William Wordsworth grow up?
The Lake District
What poetry movement did William Wordsworth help create?
Which other poet helped create this poetry movement with Wordsworth?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What is a "cove"?
A small sheltered bay
What type of poetic feature is "...through the water like a swan;"?
What does the young William Wordsworth steal?
A little boat
What word does William Wordsworth use to describe his act of stealing?
"An act of stealth"
What did the boat leave behind as William Wordsworth rowed into the lake?
"Small circles glittering idly..."
How does William Wordsworth describe his feelings towards his rowing skills?
He is proud of his skill
What does William Wordsworth fix his eyes on as he rows?
"A craggy ridge"
What adjective does William Wordsworth use to describe the lake?
How does William Wordsworth describe the peak (mountain) that appears suddenly?
"A huge peak, black and huge..."
What poetic technique is used when Wordsworth writes "a huge peak...upreared its
What does the poetic term "enjambment" mean?
When a sentence carries on over more than one line.
What adjective does William Wordsworth use to describe the oars as he rows away from the peak?
To what type of tree is the boat tied in the poem?
A willow tree
What is another, traditional, name for "boat", used in the poem?
How does William Wordsworth describe his mood after he has returned to the shore?
"grave and serious"
How does the experience on the lake affect William Wordsworth's mind?
For many days he could no longer imagine pleasant images