Monthly Archives: May 2013

Keats and Shelley on Poets, Claudia Mitchell

“But poets, or those who imagine and express this indestructible order, are not only the authors of language and of music, of the dance and architecture and statuary and painting; they are the institutors of laws, and the founders of … Continue reading

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“Ode on Melancholy” by John Keats

Keats’s “Ode on Melancholy” presents ways to cope with sadness. After my initial reading of the text, I felt that this poem read as an advisory text on how to be sad. I mainly equate this idea to the way … Continue reading

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Felicia Dorothea Hemans

Felicia Dorothea Hemans was born in 1793. She began writing poetry at an early age. In 1808, at 14, she was a published poet and gained praise for her work from fellow poets. In 1812 she was married to Captain … Continue reading

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George Byron’s Ideas on Women

Lord George Gordon Byron was a poetical genius partially marked by his tumultuous life involving women and how they appeared in his works. He was born in January 1788 and died abroad in April 1824.  His complicated relationship with women … Continue reading

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Dorothy Wordsworth

  Dorothy Wordsworth was born in December 1771 and died in 1855. She was the sister of William Wordsworth, who she remained close to for the majority of their lives. Their parents died when they were young, leading her and … Continue reading

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Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind

Upon my first reading of Percy Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind, I only assumed there was a sort of symbolism of life and creation that the west wind had a critical part in. After reading articles by Carl Woodring and … Continue reading

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