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William Wordsworth Biography

William Wordsworth  William Wordsworth (1770-1850), an English poet, was born at Cockermouth, on the Derwent, in Cumberland, on the 7th of April 1770. Wordsworth’s family and childhood He was the son of John Wordsworth (1741-1783), an attorney, law agent to … Continue reading

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biography

The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Birth and parents Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), an English poet and philosopher, was born on the 21st of October 1772, at his father’s vicarage of Ottery St Mary’s, Devonshire. His father, the Rev. John Coleridge … Continue reading

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Charles Lamb Biography

Charles Lamb was a respected British essayist and poet, but he seems to be best remembered for his co-authorship with his sister Mary of Tales from Shakespeare.  Charles Lamb Biography Birth and Education CHARLES LAMB, (1775–1834), English essayist and critic, was … Continue reading

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Anne Bradstreet Biography

First American poet Anne Dudley Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) was the first writer to be published in England’s North American colonies. Her book, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, was also published in London in 1650, making Anne the first … Continue reading

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George Herbert Biography

George Herbert Biography George Herbert (1593–1633) wrote some of the most beautiful and accessible poetry of the 17th century — yet even today, his poems offer unique spiritual insights. Learn more about this poet in the biography below, and read … Continue reading

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Goethe Biography

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Biography Childhood Inspiration in Strasbourg Life in Weimar Faust & Other Writings Italian Journey & Classicism Friendship with Schiller Romanticism & Faust The Masterpiece Completed Childhood Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist and philosopher, … Continue reading

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William Butler Yeats Poetry

William Butler Yeats Poetry and Resources William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish Symbolist poet, as well as a two-term Irish Senator. He was a master of traditional poetry forms, and is widely considered one of the most … Continue reading

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Gerard Manley Hopkins: An Analytical Biography

This essay on the life and work of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), English poet and priest, was first published in The Poets’ Chantry by Katherine Brégy (1912). It does not attempt to cover every aspect of Hopkins’ life, but rather focuses on an … Continue reading

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John Keats Biography

One of the best known of the English Romantic poets, John Keats wrote only 54 poems during his short life (he died at the age of 25). This 1911 biography provides an overview of his life and work, though it … Continue reading

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John Dryden Biography

John Dryden Biography Family and education Early adult life Prolific playwright Poet Laureate Poetry and politics Religious matters Reversal of fortunes Life overview Sources     Family and education Poet, dramatist, and satirist John Dryden (1631-1700), was born at Aldwincle … Continue reading

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