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Victorian period


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Victorian period

  1. 1. Queen Victoria (1837- 1901)
  2. 2. Many characteristics of romantic poetry continued in poetry of the Victorian period. - However, Victorian poetry, in general, is less subjective than the romantic. - An interest in the past, both the classical and the medieval, appears in the subjects, and in the use of mythological and historical allusions. - The dramatic monologue is used greatly by the poets. - The themes are more realistic, discussing such issues as child labor, the rights of women, science and religion. - Victorian poetry is mostly pictorial, heavily relying on visual imagery. - The elegy is one of the most popular poetic forms in the period, a form of poetry that laments the dead or the past. - Victorian poetry is often characterized by doubt and psychological conflicts.
  3. 3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Thomas Hardy Alfred Tennyson Robert Browning Gerard Manley Hopkins Christina Rossetti
  4. 4. The Industrial Revolution was a period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and transportation had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions in Britain. The Industrial Revolution gathered steam, and accelerated the migration of the population from countryside to city. Britain changes from a rural society to an urban one. It was dramatically changed people’s lifestyles.
  5. 5. The Age of Steam Mass Production
  6. 6. The old rural social pattern was receded dirty and unhealthy conditions Peoples left the countryside to work in factories Diseases , hunger, poverty… were raised
  7. 7. Child labour Chimney Sweeper