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In the module, you learnt
Victorian Era Poetry
Victorian era is linked with Queen Elizabeth.
Values of honour, duty, moral seriousness and sexual propriety were highly valued at this time.
The most important poetic form in this era is the Dramatic Monologue.
Gave birth to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and the Art for Art’s Sake Movement
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Faced great tragedy in his life, with the death of his friend, so writing became his therapy.
His poems are a celebration of melancholy and sadness.
Wrote the poem Thitonus, based on the Greek myth about mortality and immortality.
Believed that nature betrays the hearts desire for immortality.
The Browning's
Robert Browning is considered the master of the Dramatic Monologue.
Robert Browning explored deviant characters psychologically.
Robert Browning married Elizabeth Bennett Browning, a great poet on her own right.
Elizabeth Browning was a potential poet laureate but missed it due to her gender.
Matthew Arnold
Believed that the strongest part of religion in this time was unconscious poetry.
Mankind has to turn to poetry to interpret life for us, to console us, and sustain us.
Wrote the poem 'Dover Beach'
Gerald Taylor Hopkins
Was a priest and a poet.
Published his own poems and writings of others.
Considers 'The Windhover' as his best poem.