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The Implications of Dorothy Wordsworth's Own Intellectual Evaluation Dorothy Wordsworth is very critical of her poetic abilities; she personally goes as far to state that she's, "no command of language." Her lack of self-confidence within her poetic talents makes her reluctant to release poems like A Winter's Ramble in Grasmere Vale. When Dorothy defeats her unwillingness to print her work she still displays a specific amount of self-consciousness because she intimidates her poetic works to her audience anonymously or under pennames. Partially, this sense of incapacity for a writer is the result of the public resistance toward female poets of the Romantic period. Thus, arenas of publication are very difficult to enter to as a female poet that is female. What's more, Romantic artists of feminine sex are limited in their ability to yield a wide and loyal viewer. These sex related limitations results in Dorothy's double dependency on her brother, William Wordsworth. She is dependent upon William, one of the most well renowned Romantic poets of all time, since he's got access to both novel mediums along with a loyal audience to his own poetic works. Inevitably, this dependency breeds a feeling of inadequacy within Dorothy. The publication history of Dorothy Wordsworth's poem, A Winter's Ramble in Grasmere Vale endeavors the complex feelings Dorothy comes in respect to her own talents as a poet. Dorothy's poetry certainly resides in the shadow of her sister William Wordsworth; several investigators have expressed this fact to such lengths that they have formed a consensus where they consider that Dorothy's poetry, "lacks literary merit, particularly when compared to that of another writer and chief thinker of the home...