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His mother enjoyed reading books dealing with German literature and philosophy, along with novels. His mother’s sister developed his ability to sketch. Anne Eleanor Hopkins instructed Gerard on how to paint, sketch and play music. She cultivated his interest in the visual arts. However, the main influence on Gerard’s love for poetry came from his father.
“Lectures of Dramatic Art and Literature.” Shakespeare’s Histories (Bloom’s Major Dramatists). Ed. Harold Bloom, Broomall, PA: Chelsea House, 2000. 19-21. Shakespeare, William.
He was inspired to write poetry after he read poetry by Percy Shelley and he declared himself a devotee of the poet. All of his day to day needs and cost of his early publications of poems were all supplied by his mother and father. He wrote dramatic poetry with his controversial verse, rhyme and symbol. In “Poetry for Students” the author states that, “The poem’s themes of sex, violence, and madness were of particular interest to Victorian readers, who reveled in sensational tales of horror and depravity despite societal condemnation of all things immoral.” (Hact 150) This shows that people in Robert Browning’s time period were fascinated with themes of madness, sex and violence which Browning used in his poetry. 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 organized a festival in Spain where most famous ‘deep song singers’ and guitarists participated. Deep songs which are also Andalusian songs infused his poems with a mix of inspiration of popular southern Spanish themes such as Andalusian Flamenco and Gypsy culture (Poets). He joined a group of artists called “Generation 27” that opened Lorca to surrealism, a movement that seeks “to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, the irrational juxtaposition of images”, and greatly influenced his writing (Google), (Poetry Foundation). The death of his dear friend Ignacio Sanchez Mejias a bullfighter impacted Lorca a lot. He then wrote loads of poems with the theme of death.
William Butler Yeats, born in 1865, is regarded as one of the pioneers of poetry in the 1900s. He is most well-remembered for his work focusing on the myths, folklore and history of Ireland, his home nation, but his other pieces have also found their way into the hearts of people around the world past and present. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to English and Irish literature. Along with Ezra Pound and T.S. Elliot, he is one of the most famous canonical Modernist poets: a genre of literature characterized by the use of free verse, concision, and a more musical sound to their writings (Surette).
Frost traveled to Great Britain to gain some ideas on poetry, and then returned the America to begin writing again (Famous Poets and Poems 1). He would have great successes, and would win numerous awards and honors for his work. The purpose of this research project is to educate the reader of Robert Frost’s biographical information, his career as a writer, the awards and honors that he was able to obtain, and Frost’s writing style. Biographically, Robert Frost’s life followed the same pattern that a lot of American authors also followed: early struggles and grief to prestige and fame. Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California to William Prescott Frost Jr., a journalist and a passionate Democrat, and Isabelle Moodie, who was of Scottish descent.
William Wordsworth was born in 1770 and has always had a love of nature. He studied at Cambridge University, which later helped him to become the writer he always wanted to be. In 1787he wrote for the European magazine. In 1970 Wordsworth had an affair with a French girl who inspired him to write poetry but he still kept a close contact with his natural surroundings. Some of wordsworths best poems were under the title of The Prelude which was made up of Philosophical autobiographical poems in 1778 completed in 1805 but only only became published in 1850 also whilst on a trip in Germany he was inspired by nature and its natural surroundings to write more poems.
April 20th –30th, 1999 Jones, Eldred. "Othello- An Interpretation" Critical Essays on Shakespeare’s Othello. Ed. Anthony G. Barthelemy Pub. Macmillan New York, NY 1994.