William Fulford

General Description

Date: 1856
Rhyme: blank verse
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: lyric

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


This poem is by William Fulford. It is written in blank verse, and is certainly indebted to Wordsworth. The theme of this poem — looking back to childhood as “the gate of life” — recalls Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality”, particularly in Fulford’s image of childhood as “the Paradise / Whence ye departed”.

Printing History

First printed in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine , November, 1856.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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