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A Much-Less-Eloquent Case Study of Porphyria’s Lover

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Robert Browning gives us plenty to chew on by way of subtext in Porphyria’s Lover, even for such a short poem. Of course we appreciate the language itself: as pretty and intricate as… Continue reading

BritLit Memes

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The Mad Scientist

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The character type that seems to really exemplify the gothic genre is the Byronic hero. Coined to classify characters like those in Byron’s works, particularly Manfred, and even Lord Byron himself, this particular… Continue reading

The Reasons that Required Lady Montagu to write a Poem criticizing Dr. S.

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18th century society in England mandated a chasm as wide as the Atlantic Ocean between the roles of the sexes. The men supposed themselves England: superior, imperial, and conquering, while giving the women… Continue reading

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