He continued writing until the he was on his death-b... ... middle of paper ... ... casually talking about their loves. Then as the poems begin to unravel, so do the speakers. “Robert Browning was born to be a great poet, from early childhood he had a knack for poetry, his works are prime examples of what at dramatic monologue should be” (Kukathas 159). Browning’s works are not about what is written or said. His works came down to what the narrators are feeling, and it is up to the readers to pick up on clues given to them by Browning in his dramatic monologues.
His father was a rector who sent him and two of his older brothers to the Leuth grammar school in 1815, when Alfred was only 6 years old. In 1820 Alfred returned home and under his father’s teachings he became a promising writer who, before his teens, had already composed in the styles of Alexander Pope, Sir Walter Scott, and John Milton (Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition, 1). When he was 13 years old, his father’s health started to deteriorate, which led to unhappiness at home and a feeling of depression in young Alfred; but he kept writing. Alfred attended Trinity College at Cambridge, where he became a member of a secret society called the Cambridge Apostles and also where he met his lifelong friend Arthur Hallam (Mazzeno, 4). While at Trinity, Alfred received the Chancellor’s gold medal with a poem called Timbooctu, which was quite an accomplishment for young Tennyson.
Stephen Crane was born shortly after the Civil War on November 1st 1871, in Nework New Jersey (Miller 285). The Crane family had fourteen children, Stephen Crane being the last (285). According to “ a short biography of Stephen Crane’s early years,” by the time Crane had reached the age of three he had already taught himself to read and right. At the age of four Crane had read James Fenimore Cooper’s novels. These novels had been past down by his brother, who had to sneak the novels into the strict Methodist household.
He had a romantic mindset as a child, reading many adventurous tales of foreign setting. Longfellow first fell in love with Mary Storer Potter after graduating from Bowdoin College. They got married in 1831 after he returned from studying language in Europe to teach at his former alma mater. Unfortunately, the young author’s happiness did not last, as four years later Mary died due to a miscarriage. After a year-long grieving period, Henry began to teach at th... ... middle of paper ... ... nature in its entirety.
One of his teachers in Richmond said: “While the other boys wrote mere mechanical verses, Poe wrote genuine poetry; the boy was a born poet,” (Allen). When Mr. Allan’s business took them to Great Britain, Poe did not waiver and continued to flourish in his studies. He was brought up in England between the years of 1815 and 1820, where he attended the Manor School at Stoke Newington (Wilson). Six years later in 1826, Poe moved back to America and attended the University o... ... middle of paper ... ... raven was just an animal, but after reading it a few more times I began to conclude that the character became more irritated with the raven it was clear that the raven represented something more than just a bird. To me, the raven was an aspect of himself, an aspect that he could not cope with.
Biography of Andrew Marvell. www.google.com/Andrew Marvell Kastan, David Scott, ed.The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. 2006. Vol 3. New York: New York, 2006 Kilvert, Ian Scott ed.
His poems “Self-Dependence” and “Youth’s Agitations” discuss his feelings and thoughts on his life and how he wanted to live it. The two poems express his true feelings and intellect and show that he was not always an open book and could change at any time. Matthew Arnold was born on Christmas Eve in 1822, in the town of Lalhem-on-the-Thames. He was the oldest son of Thomas Arnold and Mary Penrose Arnold and he lived a pretty extraordinary life (Kunitz). His father was a strict headmaster at the Rugby School, where Arnold would later attend.
At the young age of twelve, he wrote a 6,000-line epic poem. His father, the Reverend George Tennyson, tutored his sons in classical and modern languages. His father was a man of culture, and he early recognized the remarkable promise of this boy who was a voracious reader and a talented author. "If Alfred die," the father remarked when the son was only in his early teens, "one of our greatest poets will have gone" (Kunitz 610). In the 1820s, however, Tennyson's father began to suffer frequent mental breakdowns that were exacerbated by alcoholism.
A vital figure in his life was his father, schoolteacher David Thomas, who nurtured his son’s love for poetry from early on by reading Shakespeare’s work to him in his infancy (“Thomas, Dylan”). It may be that Dylan Thomas became a poet to fulfill the aspirations of his father. Thomas began writing poetry early on, most likely due to his father’s efforts. Growing up in Wales and influence from his father affected Thomas’s upcoming literary career. With regard to his later years, Thomas had a life cut short at thirty-nine by alcoholism, but in the short time he lived he was very active.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts. At the age of four, his father passed away from yellow fever, forcing his family to move in with his uncle. The positively influential Uncle Robert Manning pushed Hawthorne to succeed in school and insisted he go to college. Following his education at Bowdoin College, Hawthorne spent years in isolation mastering the art of writing. It was during those years when Hawthorne discovered that his ancestors were founders and Puritan leaders of the Salem witch trials.