The Victorian Era Of Poetry Essays

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Poetry has typically defied the confines of the period it was written in and ushers in a new era in terms of ideas, politics, art, music, and everyday life. In the Victorian Period, many poets would write about ideas, the current attitudes toward women, and the resisting temptation, from a new viewpoint, which lead to changing thoughts and morals among the masses (Khanna and Landow). Although the word ‘Victorian’ brings to mind conformity, the Victorian Era of poetry is anything but typical (Victorian Poets). These poets wrote with almost no bounds, no topic being too taboo, such as in Oscar Wilde’s The Harlot House where he discusses prostitution and love verses lust in a relationship (Greenblatt). Though Rudyard Kipling wrote with more restraint than Oscar Wilde, he wrote on a more common level, where everyone who read it could understand the main idea (Greenblatt). Rudyard Kipling’s If- talked about remaining in balance with one’s self and included a self-confident tone (Greenblatt). Rudyard Kipling’s If- seems to lift up the reader as though it were a pep talk among teammates. When Oscar Wilde wrote about women, and referred to them with a rhetorical and almost critical view such as his distaste for the prostitutes in The Harlot’s House (Greenblatt). Rudyard Kipling and Oscar Wild, both from the Victorian Era, both poets, and both influential men wrote in similar yet distinct styles, which through analysis shows that they still differ in many ways.
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