the United States, France, Ireland and elsewhere. In Great Britain, movement for social change and a more inclusive sharing of power was also growing. This was the backdrop against which the Romantic movement in English poetry emerged.
The main poets of this movement were William Blake, William Wordsworth...
Victorian Medievalism: The Role of Women and Marriage
The reign of Queen Victoria lasted from her ascension to the throne in 1837 until her death in 1901. Many changes occurred during her reign; changes such as progression within the scientific community with Charles Darwin’s huge impact upon...
Literature During the Victorian Age of Great Britain
Victorian literature is the literature produced during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901 - the Victorian era, her reign, the longest in English history). It forms a link and transition between the writers of the romantic period and the very...
* Great economic, social and political changes occurred in Britain
* The British Empire reached its height and covered about a quarter of the world’s land
* Industry and trade expanded rapidly
* Science and technology made great advances
differences between the Romantic Age and the Victorian Period. Similarities and Differences between the Romantic Age and the Victorian Period What were the similarities and differences between the Romantic Age and the Victorian Period? The Romantic Age and Victorian Period had many similarities, but they had...
the works of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400) especially The Canterbury Tales. Then during The Renaissance, especially the late 16th and early 17th centuries, major drama and poetry was written by William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Donne and many others. Another great poet, from later in the...
was written in the Victorian Poetry period. Victorian period is based on the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Victorian poets were heirs to the Romantic poets and inherited some of their themes; doubting religion, general skepticism, and curiosity in the unknown. Romantic poets believed that God...
bible verse she had read, to the intricate shape of a leaf. But during her time none of her work was published, because it was not common for a woman poet to be successful, which did not bother Dickinson, who in fact, did not want her work to be seen or published due to her fear of being misunderstood...
the land and, between long-held religious beliefs and the challenges against them. Grating of the pebbles brings the “eternal note of sadness in”.The poet reminds the world in which there was full of faith and men believed in religion. But now that faith is gradually passing away and men’s minds are like...
Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson are two Modern American Poets and their poetry contains similar themes and ideas. Both poets attempt to romanticize nature and both speak of death and loneliness. Although they were more than fifty years apart, these two seem to be kindred spirits, poetically...
Assistant Professor, English.
Govt. Girls’ College, Khulna.
Suggestion for Third Year (Hons.) Exam--2012
1. Discuss Tennyson’s use of myths and legend in his poetry...
The Victorian Era’s Effect on Literature
In the nineteenth century, England became the first society to undergo the effects of industrialization. It induced much social and economic restructuring for the better and for the worse of the people. Victorian writers reactions to the change differed greatly...
Lover are three magnificent poems written by three of the greatest poets of their era. Two of the poems, "The Flea" and "To His Coy Mistress", are two of the most supreme metaphysical poems written by two of the best known metaphysical poets in history. John Donne and Andrew Marvell. John Donne was responsible...
19 October 2012
An Imitative Narrative in Mathew Arnold’s Work as a Reflection of
Victorian thought and beliefs.
The main streams constituting modern European and American thought, as imperialism, empiricism, rationalism, utilitarianism, racism and pragmatism...
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 these two poems. Throughout the centuries, few of these have generated such polarized interpretations...
encompassed such works as The Waste Land (1922), by T. S. Eliot, Ulysses (1922), by James Joyce, and The Great Gatsby (1925), by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Representing an unequivocal rejection of Victorian aesthetic standards, moral precepts, and literary techniques, Modernism was initiated during the opening...
Slowly Changing Morals and Values in the late Victorian Era
(Reflecting on the readings in class)
The Victorian era is generally agreed to stretch through the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). It was a tremendously exciting period when many artistic styles, literary schools, as well...
Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare begins with the speaker describing moments of great sadness, in which he cries over his "outcast state" by himself. This "outcast state" may refer to either a generally unfavorable standing in society or a lack of financial success in the playwriting field. One possible...
Tennyson’s “Ulysses”--- The Representative of Victorian Times
Tennyson, (1809-1892) a great literary titan, is the representative poet of Victorian Age and mirrors the most vital problem of industrial and moral life – “religious doubts, social problems, the revolt of the cultured mind against a corrupt...
overwhelmingly liked and became very important during the Victorian Era. The early 1800s was the ending of the Romantic Period. The Romantic Era meant the introduction of Gothic elements and terror/horror stories and novels. Some marvelous poets include, Robert Burns, William Blake, William Wordsworth...
Beowulf, the warrior Prince from Greatland, Sweden goes to Denmark and kills the Monster Grendel, which has been attacking the Great hall of Heorot, built by Danish King Hrothgar. Grendel’s mother takes revenge by killing one of the King’s noblemen, But Beowulf kills her too. Eventually...
Analysis of realism in Great Expectations
Opening chapters; that crucial alchemy of an author’s writing skill and narrative force which may cause us to either close the book or turn the page, must have impact. My own preference is for realism and this is which I wish to discuss.
By ‘realism’, I...
Victorian: the word is derived from the name of the Queen. George III: long reign. Then came George IV, and then William IV. Then the longest reign ever, that of Victoria: 1837-1901. This word evokes a lot of associations, positive or negative. Whoever the Victorian person was, he or she considered himself/herself...
Looking at the bush poets studied, say how you believe their life experience is expressed in their poetry.
Throughout Australian bush poetry, there have been many famous and influential poets. Of these, two of the most famous are Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson and Dorothea Mackellar...
Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary
age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of
great prosperity in Great Britain's literature. The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced a variety of reading...
the Factory System and pushed for 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...
students on the college entrance exams. Here he met Björnstjerne Björnson for the first time. Björnstjerne would later become his rival and fellow poet of Norway. Unfortunately he was found deficient in 2 subjects and therefore wasn’t accepted into the university. At this point Ibsen began writing...
Victorian Literature Reading List.
The best anthology of poetry is Christopher Ricks’s The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse
(1987), but you will need to acquire or to borrow editions of the authors you choose to study.
Some Background Reading.
G.K. Chesterton’s The Victorian Age in Literature...
tricky to find similarities in these two great works of arts.
“Coketown” is a story about a fictional town (inspired by industrial towns like Preston etc.) In the mid 18th century. An Era we today like to call the Victorian Era (named after Queen Victoria of Great Britain, of that time). The town itself...
Child Labor in Victorian Era: A Dramatic Denounce in Elizabeth Barret Browning´s The Cry of the Children
The age of Victorian Britain was a period where technology, education, engineering and many advances made Britain a big society. The industrial revolution was a period where the country became...
The denial of the main Victorian values
in Hardy’s Jude the Obscure
In Jude the Obscure, we can find several similarities between the author, Thomas Hardy and the hero, Jude Fawley. Hardy was at the time of producing the novel engaged in restoring the church at West Knighton, working as a stone mason...
Great expectations were set in the early Victorian England, when great social changes were sweeping the nation. When the division between rich and poor was nearly as wide as ever. More and more people moved from the country to the city in search of a greater economic opportunity....
Queen Victoria Reigns After the Romantics
From the romantics, to queen Victoria; it was a time of great social struggles for the poor. Yet a different story was occurring for the middle class, the higher classes where in a time of “relative political and social stability” (Gray 783). These conditions...
Romantic and Victorian Characteristics, by Al Drake
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Characteristics of the Romantic and Victorian Eras in England, 1783-1830
British Society and Politics
1) The French Revolution, 1789-1814. Romantic poets and others...
principal figures within Gothic works were the wanderer, the vampire, and the seeker of forbidden knowledge, all of which may be found within the Victorian examples of Gothicism to which I make reference. However, as with the characteristic change of genre over time, the concepts of `Gothic' and `Terror'...
powers were unadapted to the practical business of life. An interpreter ought always to have stood between her and the world." The real identity of the poet who created the fierce queens of Gondal and the visionaries of the subjective poetry lies somewhere between the shadowy myths about Brontë and the documented...
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 of...
Heights and Jane Eyre were written during an age when "the novel as a genre knew great flourishment” (Barbara Z. Thaden, p. 9) Barbara Z. Thaden notes in her book Student's Compagnion to Emily and Charlotte Brontë.
In the Victorian period many good writers, such as Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelly, Charles Dickens...
History of the Novel
The Historical and Cultural Context of Great Expectations
Almost one hundred and fifty years have elapsed since Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations. The perspective from which contemporary readers enjoyed the book, first in serial form in the journal...
The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression...
Consider the following two different views of poetry: ‘Lyric poetry is the expression by the poet of his own feelings’ (Ruskin) vs. ‘Poetry is not a turning loose of emotions, but an escape from emotion’ (T.S. Eliot).
There are various theories regarding the meaning of ‘Poetry’. Many different types...
Reflections on a Great House', with it's antithetical title is a catalogue of memories combining comedy and pathos while bringing out the truth that life is a journey comprising o joy, sorrow, success, failure, good times and bad times all stored in one's memories
The poem begins with the poet stating that...
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 laureate. Tennyson...
November 4, 2008
Thesis: Geoffrey Chaucer is known as the Father of English Poetry and one of the world’s great poets, his works are still being analyzed and critiqued to this day.
Brewer, Derek. Chaucer and His World. 1st ed. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Dodd, Medad...
Defining Victorian literature in any satisfactory and comprehensive manner has proven troublesome for critics ever since the nineteenth century came to a close. The movement roughly comprises the years from 1830 to 1900, though there is ample disagreement regarding even this simple...
AUTHOR: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865–January 18, 1936) was an English author and poet, born in Bombay, British India.
• TITLE: William the Conqueror.
MAIN THEME-SUBTHEMES: The main theme of the story is the relationship between three characters and how they are able to solve...
Analysis of Robert Browning’s Dramatic Monologue
When considering the famous 19th century (Victorian) British poets, Robert Browning comes into our minds.As for one of his great contibutions to british literature, in my point of view, it’s his creationary dramatic monologue which ,usually...
How does Dickens portray life as hard in Victorian times in the opening chapters of Great Expectations?
Charles Dickens, born in 1812, has been well known for writing about the social injustices of the Victorian era to bring an awareness of the conditions of the working classes to the wider public...
Religion of the Victorian Era: Faith in Crisis
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”(Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)
The Victorians had a society comparable...
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 writings...
The beginning of the Victorian Period is dated sometimes as 1832 (the passage of the first Reform Bill) and sometimes as 1837 (the accession of Queen Victoria). It extends to the death of Victoria in 1901. But when we refer the history book of W. J. Long and literary terms of M. H...
thought to exhibit the same features
of face and genitals and, more crucially, to display the disfiguring results of
unrestrained "appetite."2 Victorian consumer culture both produced objects
of desire and dictated that little Alices must learn to control their desires, in
imagined contrast to women...
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, Ulysses...
GCSE Coursework : Poetry comparison.
My Box By Gillian Clarke and
Cousin Kate By Christina Rossetti.
Compare the way poets write about the experience of love, explaining how they make you feel about the stories told in each poem.
By Charlotte Pearson 10d
In this essay I will be comparing the...
them in terms of both the form and content of their works. This is evident in Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road. McCarthy chooses not to imitate those greats that came before him such as Milton, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, or Tennyson in terms of form; in fact, he deliberately avoids almost all conventional...
The Victorian Period
The Victorian Age was a time of great change in both Great Britain and the United States. Changes occured quickly in all areas of the society. Both countries were rapidly changing from agriculture to an industrial society. These changes influenced the attitudes and values of the...
this large problem of the loss of connection with nature. Wordsworth is wishing that he were a pagan, someone with a different view of the world.
“Great God! I’d rather be A pagan suckled in a creed outworn; So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; ...
idea of humankind’s superiority to animals. This theory conflicted with the story of creation in the Bible. At this time of the beliefs of the Victorian age people were in disarray because it had just been proven that the earth was millions of years old. Therefore, it was being questioned as to whether...
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 as a Victorian one. I’m going to compare their life, works and the...