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    Wystan Hugh Auden was born in York, North Yorkshire, as the son of George Augustus Auden, a distinguished physician, and Rosalie (Bicknell) Auden. Solihull in the West Midlands, where Auden was brought up, remained important to him as a poet. Auden was educated at St. Edmund's Hindhood and then at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk. In 1925 he entered Christ Church, Oxford. Auden's studies and writing progressed without much success: he took a disappointing third-class degree in English. And his first

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    Musée des Beaux Arts by W. H. Auden

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    perceptions and how we use them to observe, or block out human suffering. While we are doing ordinary things like eating, or opening a window, bad things can be happening to others and it is as easy as looking up, to see what is actually going on. Auden illustrates societies’ indifference to human suffering through the form of his poem and by alluding to artwork that compares human perceptions and juxtaposes ordinary images with images of suffering and tragedy. The form of Musée des Beaux Arts plays

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    The poem “The Unknown Citizen” by W. H. Auden is a part of the collection, Another Time, published in 1940. “The Unknown Citizen” is an occasional poem in which it commemorates a fallen man whose identity is unknown. Nonetheless, instead identified by name, this citizen is recognized by his social identification “JS/07/M/378” (497). This combination of number and symbols which precedes the body of the poem can be compared as a modern social security number that is require nowadays. The irony is deeply

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    W. H. Auden’s elegiac poem, “In Memory of W. B. Yeats,” pays tribute to the life and death of W. B. Yeats, one of the most extraordinary writers of the twentieth century. Broken up into three parts, the elegy starts off seemingly simple as he describes the cold day on which Yeats passed away. He recalls organic memories of “the evergreen forests” (Auden ll. 8) to date back to a younger Yeats, one full of life and full of poetry. Now, Yeats will visit “another kind of wood,” (ll. 19) as Auden relates

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    Citizen”, portrays a dark satire that in reality forces a person to lose his/her individuality and become the product of a social assembly line. The main character conforms to society for approval instead of looking within himself for his own opinions. Auden wrote the poem in 1939, shortly after becoming a citizen of United States and escaping England. The poem relinquishes evidence of his cultural collision with American social norms and bureaucracy throught he use of symbolism, rhyme scheme, and allusion

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    Biography of Wystan Hugh Auden

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    W. H. Auden W. H. Auden was a great writer and a significant poet who used his skills to influence others. Auden was from England, though he moved to the United States to build his career. He wrote poems, plays, songs, odes, and more. He lived a wonderful life, while using his talent in writing. Auden made writing a career, which was used to influence, teach, and entertain people. His works has expanded from his heart and mind into those of his family, pupils, and other individuals. Wystan Hugh Auden

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    Wystan Hugh Auden

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    Wystan Hugh Auden Wystan Hugh Auden was born on February 21, 1907, in provincial York, England. Over the next sixty-six years, he became one of the most prolific poets of the twentieth century. He was a versatile poet who felt that poetry was "a game of knowledge." He boarded at Gresham’s School in Norfolk and in 1925 went to Christ Church at Oxford. Although he initially studied biology, he quickly switched to English. From there he embarked on a literary career that covered almost fifty years

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    Cameron Stewart

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    who is passionately in love with language.'' Auden and great poet for, the 20th century. Auden was leading literary influence in the 20th century. Auden was known for his great ability to write poems in almost every verse. Auden's travels in countries torn by political strife encourage his early work. In 1948 Auden won the Pulitzer Prize. Auden's literary genius was greatly expressed throughout his early life, flourishing career, and his noble poetry. Auden early life as a poet, playwright, and author

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    W.H. Auden's Poems and Homosexuality

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    W.H. Auden's Poems and Homosexuality W. H. Auden published “This lunar beauty” in 1930; he published “Now through night’s caressing grip” in 1935, and he published “Lay your sleeping head, my love” in 1937 (Auden 16; 41; 51). “[I]t has been argued that the first part of the twentieth century’s culture is dominated by attempts to keep homosexuality hidden, … [and a] number of homosexual writers in the period maintain public silence about their sex lives, and dramatize homosexual themes indirectly

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    Wystan Hugh Auden

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    poet Wystan Hugh Auden, his childhood, religion, his poetry, and what inspired him and influenced his poetry. Our poet was born in the north of England in February of 1907, to a physician father, George Agustus Auden, and Constance Rosalie Bicknell, a deeply believing Christian. Auden experienced doubts in his Christianity and these will be discussed in terms of whether or not they had any effects on his poetry, and if so, in what ways. When one searches for information on W.H. Auden, on the internet

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