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John Keats – Biography and His Poetry

Author Feature: John Keats If the aristocratic families of Byron and Shelley seemed unlikely to produce a great poet, the origin of John Keats seems just as unaccountable. His father, foreman in a London livery-stable, married the owner’s daughter, and became proprietor. Yet Keats’s parents were not ordinary people. The…
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John Milton – Literary Life and Characteristics of his Poetry

The age of young Milton was a period described by Green as when “England became the people of the book, and that book was the bible.” It was not an overnight occurrence but one that had been festering for fifty years with intellectual and spiritual development traveling on separate tracks but headed to an unavoidable collision. Demands for not only civil but religious freedom were spreading throughout the country.
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W H Auden – Life and Literary Contributions

Wystan Hugh Auden 1907-1973 Wystan Hugh Auden or “Uncle Wiz” as he was more affectionately called, was a third son of a York physician. He was a not-quite modernist; not quite socialist; a Freudian; leaning toward the northern Germanic Volksmarchen and Kunstmarchen not Southern European Romanticism; “more at home with…
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