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‘A sound of the heart’s unrest’

Daniel Karlin.

in The Figure of the Singer

July 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 9070 words.

This chapter examines the nature of female ‘song’ by focusing on women poets as singers in the nineteenth century. More precisely, it looks at the figure of the singer modelled on Sappho,...

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“A Space for Boundless Revery”: Varities of Ekphrastic Experience

Raymond Geuss.

in How Poets See the World

June 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 9357 words.

Ekphrasis is generally taken as a “verbal representation of visual representation.” The theory and practical criticism of ekphrasis have been expanded recently by the work of James...

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‘A Very Life in Our Despair’: Freedom and Fatality in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Cantos 3 and 4

Michael O'Neill.

in Liberty and Poetic Licence

October 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 5373 words.

This chapter examines Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. It emphasizes, through close attention to representative passages, the intensity and virtuosity with which Byron snatches poetic victory...

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Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist

William Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education. 1255 words.

Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist, was born at 34 Great Pearl Street, Spitalfields, London, on 18 February 1895, the son of Louis Aaronson, master bootmaker, and his...

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Abbey, Henry

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1108 words.

Abbey, Henry (11 July 1842–07 June 1911), poet, was born in Rondout (now a part of Kingston), New York, the son of Stephen Abbey, a merchant of farm products, and Caroline Vail. His family...

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Abbot, John (1587/8–c. 1650), Roman Catholic priest and poet

Richard D. Jordan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 640 words.

Abbot, John (1587/8–c. 1650), Roman Catholic priest and poet, is of unknown parentage and is variously recorded as 'of London' and 'of Leicester'. He was born a protestant, and was...

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Abbott, Lemuel (d. 1776), Church of England clergyman and poet

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 119 words.

Abbott, Lemuel (d. 1776), Church of England clergyman and poet, whose family background is obscure, became curate of Ansty, Leicestershire, in 1756, and vicar of Thornton, in the same...

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Abbott, Thomas Eastoe (1786/7–1854), poet

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 143 words.

Abbott, Thomas Eastoe (1786/7–1854), poet, was born at East Dereham, Norfolk. He was descended from a Suffolk family, and resided for many years at Darlington. For his services in...

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Abdy [née Smith], Maria (c. 1800–1867), poet

Virginia H. Blain.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 458 words.

Abdy [née Smith], Maria (c. 1800–1867), poet, was the daughter of Richard Smith, a solicitor, and his wife, Maria, née Smith (1773–1828/9), who was the daughter of a solicitor and sister of...

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Abecedarius

in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

P ublished online August 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 399 words.

An alphabetic *acrostic, a poem in which each line or stanza begins with a successive letter of the

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