Englishman William Wordsworth wrote 387 poems from the 1790s to 1850, including the collection "Lyrical Ballads," written with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and "The Prelude." English literature scholars credit Wordsworth with starting English romantic movement.
Wordsworth's most famous work is "The Prelude," a poem he wrote and revised throughout his life until his death in 1850. His wife, Mary, published the work posthumously three months after Wordsworth died. "The Prelude" features a biographical snapshot of the poet's life, thoughts, feelings and philosophy.
Several aspects of Wordsworth's life influenced his style, including the French Revolution, a walking tour of Europe and his family. Like most writers of his time, Wordsworth also wrote prose and essays.