Victorian Poets

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This is a non-linear powerpoint I made for my MD300 class. It is a sort of quiz about how well you can identify the poet from the title of the poem. If you answer correctly, you learn some biographical information about the poet.

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Victorian Poets

  1. 1. VICTORIAN POETS! By Franny Briggs
  2. 2. WHO WERE THE VICTORIANS?  While they are all housed within the Victorian era, the poets themselves differed quite a bit!  They tackled issues of their present day England while also exploring issues in their own lives.
  3. 3. SEE IF YOU CAN NAME THE POET  Dover Beach  In Memoriam  The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St. Praxed’s  Cry of the Children  Portuguese Sonnets  My Last Duchess  Marianna  Crossing the Bar  The Forsaken Merman  Goblin’s Market  Jenny
  4. 4. DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI  Rossetti was an artist and poet very influential in the pre- Raphaelite movement.  He would often write a poem specifically for a piece of his artwork, or the other way around.
  5. 5. CHRISTINA ROSSETTI  Most famous for her poem Goblin Market, Rossetti asserted herself as a great female poet of the era.  She was published widely until her death, especially in the pre- Raphaelite magazine “The Germ”
  6. 6. MATTHEW ARNOLD  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.
  7. 7. ALFRED LORD TENNYSON  Tennyson was the Poet Laureate of the era, and one of the most revered poets of all time.  His lengthy poem In Memoriam is his most famous.  He is the 2nd most quoted writer after Shakespeare.
  8. 8. ROBERT BROWNING  Browning was famous for his dramatic monologues and commentary on social institutions.  He was married to Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
  9. 9. ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING  Browning, married to poet Robert Browning was also one of the most famous Victorian poets – famous both in England and the US.  She had a great influence on Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson.

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