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By Kerry McSweeney

The Victorian poetry of sexual love among women and men has now not been as absolutely studied as different elements of the creative literature of the interval, and a few of the eye it has got has been extra desirous about the society and beliefs of the age than with the poetry or the affection. This examine makes an attempt an built-in account of the 3 components, with specific emphasis at the shut analyzing of poems. Chapters are dedicated to the distinguishing good points of Victorian love poetry; Browning’s dramatic lyrics; Tennyson’s Maud and the lyrics from Princess; girls poets (Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson); Clough’s 3 lengthy poems of up to date existence, Meredith’s smooth Love; the lyrics written by way of Morris and Dante Rossetti through the overdue 1860s and early 1870s, while the latter used to be engaging in an affair with Morris’ spouse; and elegiac sequences, the bereavement odes from Patmore’s Unknown Eros and Hardy’s Poems of 1912-13. a last bankruptcy makes use of the affection poetry of D H Lawrence to indicate up continuities among Victorian and later love poetry.

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