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  • Published 2007

Cornell Edition: The Excursion by William Wordsworth.

  title={Cornell Edition: The Excursion by William Wordsworth.},
  author={Sally Bushell and John Francis Butler and Michael Jaye},
The Excursion by William Wordsworth is a dramatic poem that advances largely through debate among the four main speakers: the Poet, the Wanderer, the Solitary, and the Pastor; the action of the poem seems to take place over five days. It was Wordsworth’s second long poem, his public attempt at a “Great Poem,” and his only work of any length to be read by most of his contemporaries. While The Prelude found favour with the Romantics, The Excursion appealed to the Victorians, who embraced it… CONTINUE READING