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Matthew Arnold, Victorian poet, essayist, and cultural critic.

Morality by Matthew Arnold

Morality By Matthew Arnold We cannot kindle when we will The fire which in the heart resides; The spirit bloweth and is still, In mystery our soul abides. But tasks in hours of insight...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Biography (1911)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Biography Family history and upbringing Meeting other poets Health troubles Praise and correspondence Browning’s courtship A secret wedding Published poetry Politics and posterity “God took her” Overview of married life and...

The Jumblies by Edward Lear

THE JUMBLIES by Edward Lear I. They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter’s morn,...

Victorian Art

These artists of the Victorian era reflected some of the same artistic ideas as the writers of the period, such as Oscar Wilde. Click on each work of art below to see it in...

King Arthur from Idylls of the King

Idylls of the King by Tennyson

Idylls of the King Index by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Idylls of the King is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892). It retells the legend of King Arthur and his...

Victorian/Modern Comparison by Melba Cuddy-Keane

Victorian/Modern Comparison by Dr. Melba Cuddy-Keane An exercise in relational definition: Early comparisons between the Victorian novel and the modernist novel set up the following binaries: (Compare the later binary oppositions posited between the...