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Lord Byron

How is Lord Byron a Romantic poet?

Lord Byron's relentless pursuit of individualism and his insistence on living by his own values of personal freedom and hedonism characterize him as a Romantic poet. Lord Byron's personal life is...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2018 9:43 am UTC

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Why does the speaker in "Apostrophe to the Ocean" by Lord Byron admire the ocean?

In “Apostrophe to the Ocean,” Lord Byron gives his most explicit answer to this question in the final stanza, where the speaker confesses that, as a boy, the ocean’s “breakers…were to me a...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2016 4:49 pm UTC

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Did Lord Byron have many lovers or ever settle down with someone? I'm trying to say he is a man who never settled...

To answer your question, YES! George Gordon Byron aka Lord Byron (1788-1824) had MANY lovers--both male and female--during one of the most scandalous lives of any of England's great writers. One...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2011 7:53 am UTC

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What is the attitude and tone of Byron in his poem "Darkness"? How does Byron convey this attitude through formal...

Byron's poem "Darkness" describes a dream "which was not all a dream" in which a postapocalyptic world is depicted. The semantic field of darkness is expressed in language like "darkling,"...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2018 9:48 am UTC

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Consider "When We Two Parted" as a romantic love poem.

This poem seems to have all the ingredients of a romantic love poem, especially because it is so sad and mournful and deals with a love that can never be acknowledged or regained. The tragedy in...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2012 1:14 pm UTC

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What are some ideas for a close text analysis of Lord George Gordon Byron's poem "Apostrophe to the Ocean"?

Lord George Gordon Byron's poem "Apostrophe to the Ocean" is actually one long literary device called an apostrophe. Not to be confused with the punctuation mark, an apostrophe is a form of...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2015 6:31 am UTC

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How is Manfred a Romantic hero?

Manfred typifies the Romantic mindset partly because he is, or sees himself, an outcast. Like Faust, he is dissatisfied with "life" in its mundane form and wishes to transcend it, to experience...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2019 1:30 am UTC

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How does Childe Harold's Pilgrimage lines 1031-1102 reflect the romantic characteristic that places emphasis on the...

In Canto II, Childe Harold expresses his preference to wander alone, away from the general throng of humankind. The importance of the individual separating from the mass of humanity is a typically...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2017 12:44 pm UTC

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What is the meaning and significance of the final stanza in the poem "When We Two Parted" By Lord George Gordon...

The final stanza of the poem "When We Two Parted" by Lord George Gordon Byron, is cyclical because it repeats the phrase "in silence and tears" from the first stanza of the poem. This repetition...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 8:26 pm UTC

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Why is "Darkness" by George Gordon, Lord Byron referred to as a dream?

Lord Byron's "Darkness" is written in the "dream vision" form that is found in English poetry as far back as Chaucer, the first to write poetry in English, who wrote many dream vision poems,...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2010 10:51 pm UTC

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In the poem "The Eve of Waterloo," in what ways does George Gordon, Lord Byron, contrast the charms of life and the...

Lord Byron's narrative poem "On the Eve of Waterloo" tells of man's oppression of Nature and its disastrous results. For, the verses begin with the setting of a magnificent ball with "beauty and...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2014 12:17 am UTC

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Who was Lord Byron? What are three interesting facts about him?

Byron was a prominent figure in both literature and society in the early 19th century, as well as a close friend and associate of other Romantic poets including John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley....

Latest answer posted April 12, 2018 1:44 pm UTC

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Expain the third stanza and critically comment on the lines, of "When We Two Parted" by Byron.

In context with the entire piece, Byron's "When We Two Parted" seems to reflect the speaker's sense of loss over a departed lover. While the poem begins by referring to their separation, the third...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 4:58 pm UTC

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What is an analysis of 'On the Eve of Waterloo' by Byron?

This is a narrative poem in eight nine-line stanzas in iambic pentameter (da DA / d DA / da DA / da Da / da Da). It tells the story of the surprise attack against the British who are gathered at...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2013 12:15 am UTC

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Comment on the characterization offered in "Adieu! Adieu! My Native Shore."

The Byronic Hero characterization is the element that strikes me the most from "Adieu, Adieu, My Native Shore." One part of the Byronic Hero is the forlorn condition present, one in which the...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2013 2:01 am UTC

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Lord Byron’s poems “She Walks in Beauty” and “Darkness” are both quoted in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. Why do you think...

Arcadia alternates between two eras, almost 200 years apart. The Romantic writers, especially Lord Byron, have the important function of linking the eras. Both parts take place at the Sidley Park...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018 9:14 pm UTC

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What is the Byronic hero? How is it different from the Romantic Hero?

The idea of a Byronic hero is derived from the works and personage of Lord Byron. It is essentially a subgroup or subtle change from the stereotypical Romantic hero. Lord Byron began his writing...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2019 8:32 pm UTC

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Should knowledge of Byron's private behavior, beliefs, and supposed immorality affect opinions about and readings of...

The general point about whether an artist’s life should influence appreciation of their work is often debated. There are essentially three answers: yes, no, and sometimes. Only the third of these...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2020 4:40 am UTC

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Please give a critical interpretation of "When We Two Parted" by Byron.

This brilliant poem speaks of the pain and continued love of the speaker for a woman in spite of the years that have passed since their separation. What heightens the pain that the speaker feels is...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 2:17 pm UTC

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How does the word choice in Lord Byron’s "So We’ll Go No More A-Roving" relate to behaviour of people in present times?

The original question had to be edited. The word choice in the poem talks about how maturation causes youthful joys to be replaced by the passage of time. The images in the second stanza help to...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2013 2:24 am UTC

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What is the summary of "When We Two Parted" by Lord Byron?

This is a great poem about a breakup. If you ever want to investigate a lyrical way to discuss what happens in a broken relationship, this is the one with which you want to spend some time. The...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2010 11:24 am UTC

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How do I change the Romantic poem, "Darkness," into a Modernist poem?

It is not entirely difficult to change Byron's "Darkness" into a Modernist work. The vision that Byron renders has much in way of Modernism within it. Byron's setting of an apocalyptic reality is...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2013 2:37 am UTC

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Lord Byron's letter to Thomas Moore, October, 31,1815 should be considered as "literature"? Why/why not?Hi My...

Letters of many famous people and famous authors have been published. I think it is important to consider the intended audience. The other point is that any author is usually still going to write...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012 11:49 am UTC

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Critically explain the  first stanza of "When We Two Parted" by Byron. Critically explain the first stanza.

In the first stanza of "When We Two Parted," the speaker describes his reaction to the end of a relationship with his beloved. The fact that he is "silent" indicates that he is beyond despair, that...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012 1:59 pm UTC

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Can you help me with the analysis of this poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron?

Identifying the poem would be a good start. Byron is an interesting figure in the Romantic period. In my mind, he is one of the strongest examples of being able to represent purely Romantic...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2010 8:41 am UTC

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Please give an analysis of "When We Two Parted" by Byron.

This poem takes as its theme a former relationship that the speaker is now unable to talk about and acknowledge because of some public shame that his former lover has experienced. The first stanza...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012 2:41 pm UTC

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