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Persons from Porlock: Smith, MacNeice, Thomas

It was not right of Coleridge in fact it was wrong
(But often we all do wrong)
As the truth is I think he was already stuck…

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Charles Chaplin: A Song Silenced

Charles Chaplin (1825 – 1891) was a French painter who is best known for his elegant images of young women. Chaplin was a peer of Bouguereau (they were both born in 1825) yet the hazy backgrounds of Chaplin’s paintings reflected the style of Rococo. 845 more words


Notes on "She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron

Context: A romantic poem by George Gordon Byron (1788-1824) in honour of his cousin Mrs. Wilmot. “She Walks in Beauty” is a short lyrical poem in iambic tetrameter written in 1813 by Byron and is one of his most famous works. 189 more words


A mulatto woman by Eugene Delacroix

This is one of my favorite Delacroix paintings with so much expressiveness and heavy brushstrokes that emphasize all his passion.

“Perfect beauty implies perfect simplicity, a quantity that at first sight does not arouse the emotions which we feel before gigantic works, object whose very disproportion constitutes an element of beauty.” Eugene Delacroix

A Short Analysis of William Blake’s ‘Spring’

A summary of a fine Blake poem

‘Spring’ is not one of William Blake’s most famous poems. The poem was first published in Blake’s 1789 collection… 383 more words


On This Date: The Death of John Keats

February 23, 2017

On this date in 1821 John Keats died in Rome. Here are some notes I made for a draft entry on Keats’s death in my… 460 more words

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John Keats (1795 - 23 February 1821)


Born in 1795, John Keats is one of the greatest English poets and a key figure in the Romantic movement.

He died in Rome on 23 February 1821 and was buried in the Protestant Cemetery. 49 more words

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