By Alison Chapman, Richard Cronin, Antony Harrison
This 'Companion' brings jointly especially commissioned essays via special foreign students that replicate either the variety of Victorian poetry and the diversity of serious techniques that light up it.
• ways Victorian poetry in terms of style, construction and cultural context, instead of via person poets or poems
• Demonstrates how a specific poet or poem emerges from a few overlapping cultural contexts.
• Explores the relationships among paintings by way of diversified poets
• remembers realization to a substantial physique of poetry that has fallen into overlook
• Essays are knowledgeable by way of contemporary advancements in textual and cultural thought
• Considers Victorian ladies poets in each chapter
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He claims that there are poems in which sound conveys meaning where words would not: There are innumerable shades of ﬁne emotion in the human heart, especially when the senses are keen and vigilant, which are too subtle and too rapid to admit of corresponding phrases. The understanding takes no deﬁnite note of them; how then can they leave signatures in language? Yet they exist; in plenitude of being and beauty they exist; and in music they ﬁnd a medium through which they pass from heart to heart.
1984) Victorian and Modern Poetics. Chicago: Chicago University Press. Cunningham, Valentine (2000) The Victorians: An Anthology of Poetry and Poetics. Oxford: Blackwell. Eliot, T. S. (1964) Selected Essays. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. Faas, Ekbert (1988) Retreat into the Mind: Victorian Poetry and the Rise of Psychology. : Princeton University Press. Hallam, Arthur (1943) The Writings of Arthur Hallam. Ed. T. H. Vail Motter. New York: MLA. Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1956) Further Letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Women writers, it is argued, share experiences and circumstances so distinct from those of men that they write a poetry with a unique tradition and set of characteristics. Critical work building on this assumption has brought attention to unjustly neglected women writers and provided powerful insight into the representation of gender in their poetry and into the effect of gender on poetic stance and persona. However, it has also contributed to a blindness with regard to the role of women poets in Victorian poetics.
A Companion to Victorian Poetry by Alison Chapman, Richard Cronin, Antony Harrison