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Lord Byron

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Lord Byron

  1. 1. Eric, Elizabeth, and Rachel
  2. 2. Early Life Born: Jan. 2nd 1788, London Aberdeen, Scotland Baron 1799, Dunwich 1801, Harrow 1803, Southwell
  3. 3. Oct 1805 Jan. 1807 June, 1810 Don Juan and Childe Harold
  4. 4. “if what was whispered and muttered and murmured was true, I was unfit for England; if false, England was unfit for me.”
  5. 5. Switzerland Italy Broke 1823 Feb 15, 1824 Coma Death: April 19
  6. 6. Background 1788-1824 Outside of England monarchs
  7. 7. The Romantic Movement
  8. 8. Byronic Hero
  9. 9. “Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects, he is a child.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  10. 10. She Walks In Beauty SHE walks in beauty, like the And on that cheek, and o'er One shade the more, one night that brow, ray the less, Of cloudless climes and starry So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, Had half impair'd the skies; nameless grace The smiles that win, the tints And all that 's best of dark and Which waves in every raven that glow, bright tress, But tell of days in goodness Meet in her aspect and her Or softly lightens o'er her face; spent, eyes: Where thoughts serenely A mind at peace with all Thus mellow'd to that tender sweet express below, light How pure, how dear their A heart whose love is dwelling-place. Which heaven to gaudy day innocent! denies.
  11. 11. Lady Caroline Ponsonby Lamb 'Worse than adversity the Childe befell; He felt the fulness of satiety.' I read the quot;Christabel;quot; Very well: I read the quot;Missionary;quot; Pretty - very: I tried at quot;Ilderim;quot; Ahem! I read a sheet of quot;Marg'ret of Anjou;quot; Can you?; I turned a page of Webster's quot;Waterloo;quot; Pooh! Pooh! I looked at Wordsworth's milk-white quot;Rylstone Doe;quot; Hillo! I read quot;Glenarvon,quot; too, by Caro Lamb; God damn!
  12. 12. Written After Swimming from Sestos to Abydos If, in the month of dark December, Leander, who was nightly wont (What maid will not the tale remember?) To cross thy stream, broad Hellespont! If, when the wintry tempest roared, He sped to Hero, nothing loath, And thus of old thy current poured, Fair Venus! how I pity both! For me, degenerate modern wretch, Though in the genial month of May, My dripping limbs I faintly stretch, And think I've done a feat today. But since he crossed the rapid tide, According to the doubtful story, To woo -and -Lord knows what beside, And swam for Love, as I for Glory; 'Twere hard to say who fared the best: Sad mortals! thus the gods still plague you! He lost his labour, I my jest; For he was drowned, and I've the ague.
  13. 13. Writing Dark Romantic Cynical Sarcastic
  14. 14. Influences on his writing people and events
  15. 15. “You also know my high opinion of your own poetry, - because it is of no school. I read Cenci - but, besides that I think the subject essentially undramatic, I am not an admirer of our old dramatists, as models. I deny that the English have hitherto had a drama at all. Your Cenci, however, was a work of power, and poetry.”
  16. 16. “Then I remembered Lara. And on second glance I no longer saw Lord Byron as he actually was, but as I imaged the author of Lara ought to be…Had I dared, I would have wept and kissed Lord Byron's hand.” - Stendhal
  17. 17. Works Cited • quot; Christabel Summary - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Salem on Literature.quot; eNotes. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://www.enotes.com/christabel-salem>. • quot;Lord Byron: Selected Letters.quot; Lord Byron. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://englishhistory.net/byron/letters.html >. • quot;Contemporary and Critical Opinion of Lord Byron.quot; Lord Byron. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://englishhistory.net/byron/critical.html >. • quot;Notices of the Life of Lord Byron by Thomas Moore, 1835.quot; Notices of the Life of Lord Byron by Thomas Moore, 1835. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://englishhistory.net/byron/moorebyron.html >. • quot;The Life of Lord Byron.quot; Lord Byron. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://englishhistory.net/byron/life.html >. • quot;VoS: Byron, Lord, George Gordon .quot; VoS: Voice of the Shuttle. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=394>. • half-sister, ron's, lover, and Augusta.. quot;Lord Byron: Images: Portraits of the poet, his family, and friends.quot; EnglishHistory.net. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://englishhistory.net/byron/images.html>. • H, T. F.. quot;Vol. 12. The Romantic Revival. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21.quot; Bartleby.com: Great Books Online - - Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more. 9 Mar. 2009 <http://bartleby.com/222/index.html>. • Lermentov, Mikhail. quot; A Hero of Our Time, by Mikhail Lermontov, 1840, 1841.quot; ebooks@ibiblio. 10 Mar. 2009 <http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/myl/hero.htm>. • Literacy, ronic hero. The New Dictionary of Cultural, and Third Edition. 2002. quot;Byronic hero. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002.quot; Bartleby.com: Great Books Online -- Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more. 10 Mar. 2009 <http://www.bartleby.com/59/6/byronichero.html >. • quot;Lord Byron and English Romantic Poetry.quot; modern poetry: its writing and appreciation. 12 Mar. 2009 <http://www.poetrymagic.co.uk/poets/byron.html>.

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