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Thomas Gray

Nominally, Thomas Gray is considered as a neo-Classical poet. Yet, there are elements in his work which are proto-Romantic, that point towards the radical departure of Wordsworth, Coleridge et al....

Latest answer posted November 7, 2017, 2:48 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Gray

Let's begin by reviewing the characteristics of a Pindaric ode. Named for fifth-century-BC poet Pindar, the Pindaric ode contains three parts: the strophe, the antistrophe, and the epode. The...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2021, 5:23 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Gray

This is an Italian, or Petrarchan, sonnet. The first eight lines describe all the ways in which the narrator feels himself to be alone in his grief. The morning continues to come brightly,...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019, 12:21 pm (UTC)

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"Ode to the Spring" was originally written as a letter to his friend, Richard West. The letter was returned to Gray unopened, and he found out West had died. Ironically, the subject of...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2008, 1:01 am (UTC)

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An ode is typically a poem of praise that uses a formal, even solemn, tone to express appreciation for a person, an element of nature, or an idea. There are at least three different types of odes....

Latest answer posted June 26, 2021, 2:57 pm (UTC)

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