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Four Lesser Poets

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Elizabeth Barrett Browning might reasonably have become Poet Laureate. The thoughts of her heart included passionate feelings about God, Nature, poetry, love, her spaniel Flush, and all victims of ... More


Invariant Forms: “[T]he bonds of verse”: Form as Discipline

Andrea Henderson

in Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809982
eISBN:
9780191860140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809982.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the later nineteenth century formal regularity was regarded as the hallmark of mathematical and scientific inquiry as well as the burgeoning “social sciences” and the arts—all presumed to be ... More


Church Architecture, Tractarian Poetry and the Forms of Faith Kirstie Blair

Kirstie Blair (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the formative relation between church architecture and religious poetry, particularly Tractarian poetry, in the 1830s and 1840s. It considers works from very different ... More


Other Poetry

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a break from the study and examination of the form and content of mid-Victorian poetry. Instead, it compiles poems that exemplify key elements of Meredith's verse: social ... More


Marriage

Erik Gray

in The Art of Love Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198752974
eISBN:
9780191815928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198752974.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Marital love is rarely represented by poets, at least in their lyric poetry. Lyric, with its brevity, its intensity, its ellipses, seems ideally suited to a particular type of passionate love ... More


The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More


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