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William Wordsworth's poetic career extended from his early adulthood in the 1790s until his death in 1850. He wrote hundreds of poems in many forms and structures, creating a liberating influence on poetry and feelings as part of the Romantic movement. This guide analyzes 14 of his best-known poems of various lengths and rhyme schemes, including some from the famous Lyrical Ballads he worked on with his friend and collaborator English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It also examines his posthumously published The Prelude, a massive 13-part epic in blank verse reflecting on his life and the development of his writing.


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