Lucy Poems

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Name given to a group of poems by Wordsworth. ‘She dwelt among the untrodden ways’, ‘Strange fits of passion have I known’, ‘A slumber did my spirit seal’, ‘Three years she grew in sun and shower’, were published in the Lyrical Ballads of 1800. A fifth poem, ‘I travelled among unknown men’, was published in 1807. The poems are remarkable for their lyric intensity and purity, and the identity of Lucy has aroused much speculation.

Subjects: Literature.

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