A Companion to Romantic Poetry by Charles Mahoney

By Charles Mahoney

Via a chain of 34 essays by way of top and rising students, 'A better half to Romantic Poetry' finds the wealthy variety of Romantic poetry and exhibits why it maintains to carry any such important and quintessential position within the heritage of English literature.

Breaking loose from the limits of the traditionally–studied authors, the gathering takes a revitalized method of the sphere and brings jointly probably the most interesting paintings being performed at present time.

- Emphasizes poetic shape and procedure instead of a biographical strategy
- positive factors essays on creation and distribution and the various colleges and pursuits of Romantic Poetry
- Introduces modern contexts and views, in addition to the problems and debates that proceed to force scholarship within the box
- provides the main complete and compelling number of essays on British Romantic poetry at the moment to be had.

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Ll. indd 22 9/27/2010 10:57:09 AM Feeling and Form in the Short Lyric and Song 23 At the other end of the Romantic era, the work of Landon, Beddoes, and Clare reveals a sophistication about song that is inseparable from the implications of preceding decades of practice. The alliance and gap between art and life, “song” and “wrong,” is thematized, for instance, in Landon’s 1824 lyric excerpted from The Improvisatrice as “[Sappho’s Song]” (see Wu 2006). Sappho, archetypal female poet and lyrical alter ego for poets such as Mary Robinson in her sonnet sequence Sappho and Phaon, speaks with reflexive accents in Landon’s five octosyllabic quatrains.

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