He was regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. He become Poet Laureate in 1850 and was appointed by Queen Victoria and served 42 years. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry was greatly influenced by his early childhood, best friend and religious beliefs; while his rhyme scheme was traditional; his morbid style was not popular for his time. This melancholy style of writing and use of topics of moral and intellectual beliefs of his time were especially vulnerable for later critic. Tennyson’s life at home wasn’t always a happy one.
Recalling his memory at Europe tour, he published Outre-Mer; A Pilgrimage beyond the Sea (1833, 1834). Yet this time, he did not recognize his brilliant ... ... middle of paper ... ... who was glorified by England and had a record of million copies. However, as the view and private value of readers change, he is now evaluated as minor poet. Also, he had a very sad personal history. To summarize, he was the greatest poet in his time, and the minor poet in these days.
Esther's father's death had showed that she was in need of a father figure for love, support and to act as a model for her life. Esther grew up with only the one influence of a parent, her mother. Often times the loss of a friendship can be a great loss of support and confidence within our lives because we can lose them forever. This is demonstrated when Buddy Willard Esther's boyfriend break up. "He told me that his annual fall chest x-ray showed he had caught tuberculosis...in the Adirondacks" (Sylvia Plath pg.
There were many issues that him and his family had faced during the great depression. The first main issue that Baker and his family faced was financial stress. It started when Russell was five years old, when his father passed. Russell’s mom, Elizabeth, decided to leave the past behind and move out of their home. Russle and his family ended up moving into Elizabeth’s brothers home, in the book she stated, “For the first time in her life she needed charity.” This shows that upon the death of her husband, the whole family no longer had the money to live the lifestyle they had and they needed a little bit of help to get started with creating a new life.
Poe's life started tragically, when his father deserted his family and his mother died of tuberculosis (Bloom 1999). The death of his mother could have influenced some of his darker themes in his poems about death .He lived his childhood with a foster family who paid for his education (Bloom 1999). He went to a University for a while until he got into trouble. He had a gambling issue that latter put him into great debt; his foster father refused to pay for (Bloom 1999). Poe put his soul into writing and he used his personal experiences through out life.
Emily Piriz Mr. Metz Period 8 13 April 2014 John Keats: The Romanticist When people hear "the Romanticism Era" and the poets that were involved in this era, they usually think about John Keats. Even though Keats lived for a short twenty-six years, he impacted the Romanticism Era like no other. The poems that he wrote and the difficult early life that he had made Keats the perfect Romanticist poet. John Keats was born on October 31, 1795 in the town of London, England to Thomas and Frances Jennings Keats; he was the eldest of five brothers and sisters, one of whom died at birth. Both of Keats’ parents died when he was at a relatively young age.
Ulysses by Arthur Lord Tennyson has been called one of the greatest poems in the English language. It has been cited as a key motivator to the English people when their country was going through tough times, and spurred them on to make it back on top. So what could this poem have said that was so profound? Actually, Tennyson didn’t say anything about the English people at all. He wrote the poem after the death of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, which affected him deeply and changed the way he thought.
At an early age, John Keats followed his dad’s footsteps and assisted him with the farm that provided for his parents and three siblings. However his home life quickly became disastrous when his father was killed by a horse. This tragic occurence may have sparked his perspective on life that allowed him to develop his romantic style of writing. After his father’s died, Keat’s mother walked out on her children and remarried leaving them with their grandmother. After a while, the mother of the family returned home but tragedy struck again and the woman died of tuberculosis when the child was fourteen in 1810.
Sylvia Plath’s life was full of disappointment, gloominess and resentment. Her relationship status with her parents was hostile and spiteful, especially with her father. Growing up during World War II did not help the mood of the nation either, which was dark and dreary. At age 8 Plath’s father of German ancestry died of diabetes and even though their relationship was never established nor secure, his death took a toll on her. “For Sylvia, who had been his favorite, it was an emotional holocaust and an experience from which she never fully recovered” (Kehoe 90).
Steinbeck’s personal life affects the themes of his writing significantly. In 1934 and 1935 Steinbeck lost both his mother and father, which made him view the world in a much darker outlook. Then in 1937, Of Mice and Men was published which revealed his negative outlook by ultimately having George kill Lennie in the end, proving that the loneliness would overwhelm George much like the loneliness that Steinbeck was dealing with in his personal life. In 1945 an unhappy Steinbeck, who supposedly had everything he could have ever wanted, moved out of his dream house in Monterey and never returned there again. That same year Cannery Row was published which also portrays a feeling of loneliness through Doc.