Romantic Poetry started in the late 18th century. Romanticism dealt with the freedom to write about anything, the human mind, nature. Romantics became explicit with pantheism or pan-psychism, the feeling that soul pervades over all matter (http://members.aol.com/heraklit1/poets.htm ). William Wordsworth, an unrivaled poet in the world of romantic poetry. His use of vivid imagery depicts his poem into an illusion of reality. William Wordsworth's poetry often talks about the beauty and spiritual values of the natural world. Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the book "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," this book wasn't written in the language of the upper class but of the commoners. This language was more straightforward and every one of all classes would be able to read it and understand it. Wordsworth would soon only find himself using this language later that has made his poems esteemed. Soon this language would be followed by other poets. As an adult, Wordsworth pondered through his life searching for his own understanding of the world and the human mind.
Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770, in Cockermouth, Cumberland, and educated at Saint John's College and University of Cambridge. As a little kid, Wordsworth spent most of his time playing outdoors, which gave him a deeper bonding with nature. He believes that when humans are born, they move from a perfect world, to an imperfect world. As children grow older, their memory fades, and the memory of nature will diminish with it. In his poems, he talks about the simplicity and beauty of nature in which he plans to preserve this image of a pristine nature.
"Wordsworth himself was quite a solitary person; although he appeared to enjoy the company of a select few, for example his beloved sister Dorothy, he seemed to be happiest when he had only Nature for company."( http://www.english-literature.org/essays/wordsworth.html ) In "Expostulation and Reply," he is sitting on a stone, when asked by his friend Matthew.