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William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).

Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semiautobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge".<ref>e g Dorothy Wordsworth's Journal 26 December 1801</ref> Wordsworth was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.<ref>http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalHousehold/OfficialRoyalposts/PoetLaureate.aspx</ref>


William Wordsworth sections
Intro  Early life  Relationship with Annette Vallon  First publication and Lyrical Ballads  The Borderers  Germany and move to the Lake District  Marriage and children  Autobiographical work and Poems in Two Volumes  The Prospectus  Laureateship and other honours  Death  Major works   See also    References   Further reading   External links   

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