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By Ciaran Cronin

This significant other brings jointly particularly commissioned essays through wonderful overseas students that mirror either the range of Victorian poetry and the range of severe ways that light up it.Approaches Victorian poetry when it comes to style, creation and cultural context, instead of via person poets or poems Demonstrates how a specific poet or poem emerges from a couple of overlapping cultural contexts. Explores the relationships among paintings via various poets remembers recognition to a substantial physique of poetry that has fallen into overlook Essays are knowledgeable via fresh advancements in textual and cultural concept Considers Victorian ladies poets in each bankruptcy

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Tennyson also moves increasingly towards a poetry of dramatic mask, as he provides mythological identities for his lyric speakers. Using sensation to depict mood and character, his poetry is closer to the dramatized subjectivity of Browning’s monologues than the contrast between their poetics would seem to suggest. Both approach, though from different directions, what in Retreat into the Mind Ekbert Faas has called ‘a new psychological poetry’ (1988: 5). Each transforms the universal subjectivity of Romanticism, in which the ‘I’ of the poet claims to represent each of us, to a dramatic representation of individual psychology that treats any such claim with irony.

Language for Hopkins, as for Swinburne, is a medium with its own texture and identity that creates poetry’s unique experience. Hopkins believes that the identity of every individual thing in the universe – natural object, person – consists in its inscape, the unique characteristics that define its particu- Introduction: Victorian Poetics 15 lar being. To comprehend the inscape of an object, one must perceive it with a thrust of energy that Hopkins calls instress. Instress is a dynamic act; Hopkins defines it with verbs like ‘greet’, ‘meet’, ‘catch’.

Arnold, Matthew (1960–77) Complete Prose Works. Ed. R. H. Super. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Arnold, Matthew (1965) The Complete Poems. Ed. Kenneth Allott. New York: Barnes & Noble. Austin, Alfred (1869) ‘Poetry of the Period: Mr. ’ Temple Bar, 26, 57–74. Bagehot, Walter (1898). Literary Studies. Ed. Richard Holt Hutton. London: Longmans, Greene. Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1900) Complete Works. Eds Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke. New York: Crowell. Browning, Robert (1981) The Poems.

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