Development of poetry in victorian age

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Development of poetry in victorian age

  1. 1. • Age of queen Victoria. • A significant development of poetic ideals. was considered superior than prose. • Use of the sonnet increased as a poetic form. • Influence of the Romantic Poets such as Keats, William Blake, Shelley and Wordsworth. • Alfred Tennyson and R. Browning – Two major poets of the time. Alexandrina Victoria(24 May 1819 – 22 January1901)
  2. 2. • Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, a suburb of London. • Honored as a literary figure. • Robert is perhaps best-known for his dramatic monologue technique. Robert Browning(7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889)
  3. 3. • The poet laureate of the era. • His lengthy poem In Memoriam is his most famous. • He is the 2nd most quoted writer after Shakespeare. • He is the most frequently quoted author in the Oxford Dictionary of quotations, such as “Tis better to have loved and lost , Than never to have loved at all”, “Theirs not to reason why, Alfred Lord Tennyson Theirs but to do and die”(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892)
  4. 4. • Among Tennyson’s major poetic achievements is the elegy mourning the death of his friend Arthur Hallam, In Memoriam (1850). The personal sorrow led the poet to explore his thoughts on faith, immortality, and the meaning of loss: “O life as futile, then, as frail! O for thy voice to soothe and bless! What hope of answer, or redress? Behind the veil, behind the veil.”
  5. 5. • One of the most famous Victorian poets. • Mentioned as a successor to wordsworth as poet laureate. • She had a great influence on Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson. Elizabeth Barrett Browning(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861)
  6. 6. • Matthew Arnold was considered one of the first modern poets of the Victorian Era. • He was the superintendent of England’s schools for many years and was highly revered. • Arnold was famous for his imagery involving the ocean and also themes involving women. Matthew Arnold(24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888)
  7. 7. • Rossetti asserted herself as a great female poet of the era. • Most famous for her poem Goblin Market. • She was published widely until her death, especially in the pre-Raphaelite magazine “The Germ Christina Georgina Rossetti(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894)
  8. 8. • He was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. • Rossettis art was characterized by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism. • His early poetry was influenced by John - Keats. Dante Gabriel Rossetti(12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882)
  9. 9. work sitedhttp://www.poetseers.org/the-great-poets/victorian-poets/

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