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October 26, 2021

Posts tagged "Victorian Poetry"

Analysis and Summary of “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau

In his essay “Civil Disobedience,” Henry David Thoreau opens by saying,  “I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’” (  ), and then clarifies that his true belief is “‘That government is best which governs not  →

Romanticism & “Frost at Midnight” by Coleridge and “Ode: Intimations of Immortality” by Wordsworth

One important aspect and recurring theme throughout romantic poetry is the connection between the natural world and children. In Coleridge’s “Frost at Midnight” and Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality” childhood is a sacred time during which the natural and human realms become intertwined.  →

Analysis of Themes in the Poems of W.B. Yeats : “Sailing to Byzantium,” “Among Schoolchildren,” and “The Circus Animal’s Desertion”

Although there are several allusions to it made by several scholars within the vast library of biographical works regarding William Butler Yeats, the poet’s intense fear and disdain of aging and death can be discerned with even the most cursory  →

American Literature in Historical Context : 1865 to Roosevelt

Other essays and articles in the Literature or History Archives related to this topic include : American History Since 1865: Major Events and Trends   •  Realism in American Literature    •   Overview of the Reconstruction Era    •   An Analysis of Common Themes in Victorian Poetry   •   Common Themes in Romanticism, The Enlightenment, and the  →