This book indirectly suggests ways of teaching Wordsworth's poetry, and more directly focuses on the poet himself as teacher, examining the myriad and subtle ways in which Wordsworthian poetics act on the imagination. The volume concentrates upon a dozen major poems and central passages in Wordsworth's work. It begins by defining, in a deliberately simple way, the poet's outlook as presented by the vision on Snowdon. It then discusses the Wordsworthian 'voice' in Tintern Abbey; examines the details of structure in Book I of 'The Prelude,' and then broader structure, movement and poetics in the Lucy poems. The book's approaches are then concentrated on 'The Solitary Reaper' and on two other poems, both complex and undervalued, 'The Fountain' and 'The Two April Mornings.' Finally, the analytic methods used are applied in a detailed study of what the author regards as Wordsworth's somewhat neglected masterpiece, 'The Thorn'.