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The Rape of the Lock is one of the most famous English-language examples of the mock-epic. Published in its first version in 1712, when Pope was only 23 years old, the poem served to forge his reputation as a poet and remains his most frequently studied work. The inspiration for the poem was an actual incident among Pope's acquaintances in which Robert, Lord Petre, cut off a lock of Arabella Fermor's hair, and the young people's families fell into strife as a result. John Caryll, another member of this same circle of prominent Roman Catholics, asked Pope to write a light poem that would put the episode into a humorous perspective and reconcile the two families. Th... ... middle of paper ... .... Belinda's tossing of the snuff makes a perfect turning point, ideally suited to the scale of this trivial battle.
Though his years of studying, Housman became stunned when he fell in love with his straight friend, Moses Jackson. (The Academy of American Poets) Housman grades begin to fail and he barely passed his last year of college. After nearly passing the last year of college, Housman took a position as a clerk in the Patent Office for ten years. During his time in London, he studied Greek and Roman classics from beginning to end, Housman then became professor of Latin at The University College in London. (The Academy of American Poets) Housman studies paid off when his poetry began to gain popularity.
A poet named Elizabeth Barrett read and admired his poetry, even going so far as to link him to Alfred Tennyson and William Wordsworth as one of the great poets of his age. He continued to write poetry but not as much as he was busy making arrangements for his frail wife who fell ill and later died in 1849, 3 years after the married. Robert took in account his so... ... middle of paper ... ...ders in the Victorian times. He self-educated himself and uses his education to use when he writes his poems. “Porphyria’s Lover” is an example of the Themes madness, love and violence in which the Victorians loved and proclaimed him as one of England’s greatest poets.
“Sunset here rises over there shinning bright on the English world.” Students are engaging into the British literature and their significant poets; however, readers are stepping away from American Poetry into the world of British Poets. For example, George Granville Barker was a poet that grasps his reader’s attention with hid exotic poems of romance dealing with sex and death. Gathering facts from research will document this magnificent British Poet wonderful life, various works, achievements, and explicated poems. British Poet George Granville Barker was born in Loughton, Essex, England on the 26th of February 1913. He was born to the parents of George and Marion Frances Barker (Vinson and Kirkpatrick 55).
A bit of Edgar Allan Poe's life had been molded into each piece of his work. This provided his readers and critics with a better understanding of Poe's life. Poe displayed his greatest life's achievements and his worst disappointments in a series of stories and poems created throughout his whole life. It is the goal of this research paper to reveal symbolic facts about Poe?s life and define these hidden parallels in some of his most famous works. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts (Encyclopedia Britannica 540).
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John Donne was born to John and Elizabeth Donne of Bread Street, London, in 1572. In his early years, John Donne was a wild lover and sensual writer. After finding Christ, his writing style changed from sexual to spiritual. Despite the fact that Donne’s earlier poetry was focused around lustful sensations, his later works utilized biblical illusions, proclaiming his newly found belief in God. Early in Donne’s life, his brother was incarcerated “for giving sanctuary to a proscribed Catholic priest” and met his death through fever while serving his time (Smith).
As a young child, he was sent to England to learn Latin and French, along with math and history. He had written enough poetry, secretly, to publish a book, but his foster father advised against it. When he returned to America, he continued his studies at the University of Virginia, but his relationship with his foster father was withering. John Allen had never legally accepted him as his own, nor helped him out in his debt from schooling. Struggling to make ends meet, Edgar began drinking, took up gambling, and eventually quit... ... middle of paper ... ...t he is depressed.