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60 Free Essays on The Great Victorian Poets

  1. Victorian Medievalism: The Role of Women and Marriage

    became property of the husband (Zigenfuss). This ownership also translated into the physical realm and many women faced great hardships within these situations. It was as a result of these injustices done upon these women that began the long, hard journey towards equality in Victorian England...

  2. How Ww1 Changed British Literature

    with their characters. Victorian poets tried to make their story come alive by using great detail, this way the reader could draw a visual picture from the words on the paper. This picture that the author creates carries the emotion of the entire poem. The sound that a poem had during this time made...

  3. The Green banana

    the great ideals like truth, justice, love, brotherhood are emphasized by poets, essayists and novelists of the age. The Style of the Victorian Novel Victorian novels tend to be idealized portraits of difficult lives in which hard work, perseverance, love and luck win out in the end; virtue...

  4. Nature Trhough Romanticism and Victorian Period

    COMPARATIVE OF WORDSWORTH AND TENNYSON: LIFE, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL EVENTS AND WORKS. NATURE TRHOUGH ROMANTICISM AND VICTORIAN PERIOD        In this paper, I’m going to compare the two great poets there is in each period that we have study: William Wordsworth as a Romantic poet and Lord Tennyson...

  5. victorian novel & poetry

    .  The Victorian Poets When Victoria came on the throne of England in 1837, English literature seemed to have entered into a period of lean years. Only sweet memories and poetic fruitfulness by the Romantic poets were remained, while the poets had passed away. It seemed that no writer was there in...

  6. Literary Periods

    English pieces of literature is Beowulf, a great Germanic epic poem. Two poets of the Old English Period who wrote on biblical and religious themes were Caedmon and Cynewulf. The Middle English Period consists of the literature produced in the four and a half centuries between the Norman Conquest of...

  7. Victorian England

    to the Roman Catholic church.<br><br>Similarly alienated by the materialism and commercialism of the period, Thomas Carlyle, another of the great Victorians, advanced a heroic philosophy of work, courage, and the cultivation of the godlike in human beings, by means of which life might recover its...

  8. Tnnyson

    Tennyson is justly regarded as a representative poet of the Victorian Age. Few poets have been so completely representative of their time, have entered so fully into its moods, or have to such a degree, first moulded and then satisfied the tastes of their contemporaries as Alfred Tennyson”. In...

  9. Binga

    Wordsworth in Lyrical Ballads? Victorian Unit In Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “The White Man’s Burden,” colonizers are portrayed as taking on a great burden when they attempt to “teach” the native people of those lands. What reason does the poem give for colonizers taking up this responsibility? What is the...

  10. Periods of English Literature

    Cynewulf were poets who wrote on biblical and religious themes, and there survive a number of Old English lives of saints, sermons, and paraphrases of books of the Bible. Alfred the Great, a West Saxon king (871-99) who for a time united all the kingdoms of southern England against a new wave of...

  11. Tennyson as a Victorian Poet

    Tennyson as a Victorian Poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) achieved, what so many poets and writers throughout the centuries were unable to achieve, fame and success during his lifetime. Indeed, in 1850, after the publication of “In Memoriam”, he was installed to the position of poet...

  12. Presentation

    The art of Tennyson's poetry Tennyson used a wide range of subject matter, ranging from medieval legends to classical myths and from domestic situations to observations of nature, as source material for his poetry. The influence of John Keats and other Romantic poets published before and during...

  13. Similarities and Differences Between the Romantic Age and the Victorian Period.

    romantic poetry’s declaration of independence (Fuller, 281). Victorian poets thought and wrote differently that the Romantic poets. Victorian poets dealt with the contrast between the prosperity of the middle and upper classes and the miserable conditions of the poor (Merritt, 320). In the later years...

  14. Ottoman Empire

    Odysseus Homer's epic poems, The Odyssey and the Iliad, have left an impression on western society that has lasted for over two thousand years. These two works are widely held to be the beginning of Western Literature. Countless poets and artist have been moved by the different characters in...

  15. The Effects of World War Ii

    ” and that “spiritual regeneration” was a must (Victorian, Swisher 14). The literary form used at this time was one that offered instruction. Victorians looked to poets who could give them stability and purpose, but many poets and few writers withdrew from these social concerns because they felt...

  16. Greate Expectation

    Victorian. He was indeed a great poet, even though his representative value may be much greater than his intrinsic value. “It will be right,” to conclude with Lyall, “for the future historians to treat Tennyson as a representative of the Victorian period and to draw inferences from his work as to the...

  17. Symbol of Nature in Bronte's "Love and Friendship" and "Mild Mist Upon the Hill"

    ," in his Notable Images of Virtue: Emily Brontë, George Meredith, W. B. Yeats (Toronto: Ryerson, 1954), pp. 1-25. • Barbara and Gareth Lloyd Evans, The Scribner Companion to the Brontës (New York: Scribners, 1984). • Dorothy Mermin, "The Damsel, the Knight, and the Victorian Woman Poet...

  18. Hussain

    Ulysses "Ulysses" is a poem in blank verse by the Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892), written in 1833 and published in 1842 in Tennyson's well-received second volume of poems. An oft-quoted poem, it is popularly used to illustrate the dramatic monologue poetic form. In the poem...

  19. Henrik Ibsen a Biographical Research Report

    required almost no outside stimulation to turn out great works of poetry and theatre. He is best known for his criticism of Victorian morals but later in his life he transcended pure denunciation and explored “More complex psychological conflicts. “ Arguably Ibsen’s most long lasting achievement is...

  20. Victorian Age

    . In the Victorian age, there was the Great INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. The Industrial Revolution is a process that began in the middle of the 18th century and covers a wide period of more than a century. Britain became for the first time the richest country in the world, though they did so at...

  21. Materialism and Unrealism

    nature is extremely important to retain. The final poet who uses nature as a theme is Christina Rossetti. She lived through the Victorian period of poetry, which was what connected Romanticism and modernism. There was much influence of the Romantics for the Victorian poets. Although Christina...

  22. Lord Alfred Tennyson

    Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) an English poet is often thought of as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. Lord Tennyson’s close friend and, sister’s finance, Arthur Hallum died at the young age of 22 from a cerebral hemorrhage. (Tennyson himself lived into his 80’s.) His uses...

  23. Victorian Effets on Literature

    separate themselves from the speaker in the poem with great use of rhetoric and protest on the social changes in the Victorian Era. The Novel was popular because it gave women a chance to describe the domestic life, but were still looked up as weak by men. Each literary form was an expressive...

  24. Changing Characteristics of Poetry from Modern to Romantics

    poetry of romantic poetry. Wordsworth is famous as the greatest nature poet of England and his contemporaries Byron, Shelley and Keats were great lovers of nature. Wordsworth treated nature differently from other poets. He worshiped nature, because he saw in all natural objects the indwelling spirit...

  25. The History of Manchester During the Industrial Revolution

    immediate reform. Parliament was incredibly impressed with the growth of the city of Manchester as it produced great wealth for the national economy. Parliament and the Gentry saw the beauty of Capitalism and business. The Capitalists within England felt a love this new factory system too because it...

  26. Essays

    NAME: Upasana Chakraborty UG-1 Mathew Arnold, often considered one of the most prolific writers of the late Victorian period, established his reputation as a poet of elegiac verse and his poems such as ‘Scholar Gipsy’ and ‘Dover Beach’ are...

  27. literary style

    of women’s poetry, including works from both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Called An Anthology of Poetry by Women: Tracing the Tradition, this book contains poems by such notable Victorian poets as Christina Rossetti and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, as well as contemporary American...

  28. A Brief History of English Literature, Peck & Coyle

    of the great periods of English language. * Geoffrey Chaucer * William Langland * The Gawain Poet. 1387 Peasants’ Revolt: popular uprising in the period were English Language was flourishing again. As a result of the conquest, Norman French in official and literary contexts...

  29. Oscar Wild

    Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde, a great Irish poet and playwright during the Victorian age, can be considered as an important element of the culture of the English speaking world, since his masterpieces are read over the whole world. His sometimes abnormal attitude and the controversy in his...

  30. Literary Tendency of Victorian Literature: Special Reference to Lord Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning

    extraordinarily complex age that has sometimes been called the Second English Renaissance. It is, however, also the beginning of Modern Times. During the Victorian Age, great economic, social, and political changes occurred in Britain. The British Empire reached its height and covered about a quarter of the...