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A Study Of Poetry

My confidence that the genetic method is the natural way of approaching the subject has been shared by many lovers of poetry. I hope, however, that I have not allowed my insistence upon the threefold process of “impression, transforming imagination, and expression” to harden into a set formula. Formulas have a certain dangerous usefulness for […]

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

The Sonnets compiles 154 Sonnets written by Shakespeare on all manner of themes from love and fidelity to politics and lineage. Many of the sonnets – in particular the first 17, commonly called the procreation sonnets – were commissioned, a fact which calls a simple, romantic reading into question. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English […]

The Aeneid

Publius Vergilius Maro (70 BCE-19 BCE), later called Virgilius, and known in English as Virgil or Vergil, was a classical Roman poet. He was the author of epics in three modes: the Bucolics or Eclogues (37 BC), The Georgics (29 BC) and the substantially completed The Aeneid (19 BC), the last being an epic poem […]

The Mysterious Island

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air and underwater travel before air travel […]

Les Fleurs Du Mal

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867) est un poète français. Il se vit reprocher son écriture et le choix de ses sujets. Il ne fut compris que par quelques-uns de ses pairs. Aujourd’hui reconnu comme un écrivain majeur de l’histoire de la poésie française, Baudelaire est devenu un classique. Barbey d’Aurevilly voyait en lui ‘un Dante d’une […]

The Youth’s Coronal

Hannah Flagg Gould (1788-1865) was an American poet. She early wrote for several periodicals, and in 1832 her poetical pieces were collected in a volume. In 1835 and in 1841 a second and third volume appeared, each entitled simply Poems, and in 1846 she collected a volume of her prose compositions, entitled Gathered Leaves. Of […]

Yesterdays

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion (1883), and her autobiography, The Worlds and I was published in 1918 shortly before her death. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the […]

Yorksher Puddin’

John Hartley (1839-1915) was an English poet who worked in the Yorkshire dialect. He wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the poverty of the district. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Hartly wrote and edited the Original Illuminated Clock Almanack from 1866 to […]

Yorkshire Ditties, First Series

John Hartley (1839-1915) was an English poet who worked in the Yorkshire dialect. He wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the poverty of the district. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Hartly wrote and edited the Original Illuminated Clock Almanack from 1866 to […]

Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series

John Hartley (1839-1915) was an English poet who worked in the Yorkshire dialect. He wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the poverty of the district. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Hartly wrote and edited the Original Illuminated Clock Almanack from 1866 to […]

Yorkshire Lyrics

John Hartley (1839-1915) was an English poet who worked in the Yorkshire dialect. He wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the poverty of the district. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Hartly wrote and edited the Original Illuminated Clock Almanack from 1866 to […]

The World’s Best Poetry, Volume III: Sorrow and Consolation

Bliss Carman (1861-1929) was a preeminent Canadian poet. He was born William Bliss Carman in Fredericton, in the Eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick. He published under the name ‘Bliss Carman,’ although the ‘Bliss’ is his mother’s surname. As with many Canadian poets, nature figures prominently as a theme in his work. In his time, […]

The World’s Best Poetry, Volume IV: The Higher Life

Bliss Carman (1861-1929) was a preeminent Canadian poet. He was born William Bliss Carman in Fredericton, in the Eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick. He published under the name ‘Bliss Carman, ‘ although the ‘Bliss’ is his mother’s surname. As with many Canadian poets, nature figures prominently as a theme in his work. In his […]

The World’s Best Poetry, Volume VIII: National Spirit

Bliss Carman (1861-1929) was a preeminent Canadian poet. He was born William Bliss Carman in Fredericton, in the Eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick. He published under the name ‘Bliss Carman, ‘ although the ‘Bliss’ is his mother’s surname. As with many Canadian poets, nature figures prominently as a theme in his work. In his […]

The Wreck of the Hesperus

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet. He wrote the first American translation of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets. He established his literary career by submitting poetry and prose to various newspapers and magazines. Between January 1824 and his graduation […]

The Works of Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (65 BC-8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. He was the son of a freedman, but he himself was born free. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, he joined the army, serving under the generalship of Brutus. He fought […]

Works of Edgar Allan Poe: v. 3

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. He was born to a Scots-Irish family in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. The family travelled to England in 1815, […]

Works of Edgar Allan Poe: v. 4

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. He was born to a Scots-Irish family in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. The family travelled to England in 1815, […]

Works of Edgar Allan Poe: v. 5

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. He was born to a Scots-Irish family in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. The family travelled to England in 1815, […]

Works of Edgar Allan Poe: v. 1

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. He was born to a Scots-Irish family in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. The family travelled to England in 1815, […]

Works of Edgar Allan Poe: v. 2

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. He was born to a Scots-Irish family in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. The family travelled to England in 1815, […]

A Woman Sold and Other Poems

(Julia) Augusta Webster, née Davies (1837- 1894) was an English poet and translator. She was born in Poole, Dorset. She married Thomas Webster who was a solicitor. She wrote some of her books under the pen name Cecil Home, among which are: Blanche Lisle and Other Poems (1860) and Lilian Gray (1864). She authored several […]

The Woman Who Dared

Epes Sargent (1813-1880) was an American editor, poet and playwright. By 1831, he was working as an editor for the Boston Daily Advertiser. He then went to work editing the Boston Daily Atlas where he also served as its Washington D. C. correspondent. In 1836, he wrote a fiveact play, The Bride of Genoa, and […]

The Wind Among the Reeds

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and together with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, and served as its chief during its early years. In 1923, he was awarded […]

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