Hemans, Felicia Dorothea

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Hemans, Felicia Dorothea (Browne)

(hĕm`ənz), 1793–1835, English poet. She married Capt. Alfred Hemans in 1812, had five children, and separated from him in 1818. Although she wrote much mild and sentimental poetry, today she is known only for "Casabianca," which has the famous first line, "The boy stood on the burning deck … ," "The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers," and "England's Dead."
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These include Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sir Walter Scott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Hugh Clough, Henry Crabb Robinson, "Conversation" Sharp, Thomas Carlyle, John Keats, Lord Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, Felicia Hemans and Gerald Massey.
In Wordsworth, Hemans, and Politics, 1800-1830: Romantic Crises, Benjamin Kim addresses questions that have engaged Romanticists for some time: how might we account for the shifting political positions of William Wordsworth and Felicia Hemans? And, to a lesser extent, what connections might we find between them?
These speculations are premised on the deceptively simple addition of two adjectives to the ordinarily solitary "Poetess": "Black" provides Lootens with a transatlantic, long-nineteenth-century literary and cultural context that stretches from Felicia Hemans to Virginia Woolf to Frances E.
So we can expect to hear much from Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, the Bronte sisters and Liverpool's own Felicia Hemans. Her Casabianca ("The boy stood on the burning deck ") is one of the most quoted British poems.
Chapter 4, which considers Charlotte Smith and Felicia Hemans, is problematic.
However, Lopez expresses her dismay at finding that the tragic image of a suicidal Sappho highlighted by Ovid obtained major currency by way of Alexander Pope in the nineteenth century, and this was the side of Sappho taken up in the works of three Victorian poets: Felicia Hemans, Letitia Elizabeth London, and Christina Rossetti.
His focus is predominantly on selected works by William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, Thomas Moore and Felicia Hemans. Throughout this chapter, Jarvis is impressively deft at demonstrating persuasive parallels between Romantic poetry and possible sources for specific tropes and descriptions in prose travel writings.
For this reason, any perceived aesthetic shortcomings of recovered literature are generally delegitimized as a capitulation to values biased toward white males, and although only a few scholars champion the artistry of poems like Felicia Hemans's The Forest Sanctuary (Anderson; Sweet), criticism on the whole sidesteps the conflict between popularity and aesthetics.
Poet and author Felicia Hemans, known for the line "The boy stood on the burning deck" from her poem Casabianca, adopted St Asaph as her home.
While focusing on these six different women--essayists, poets, novelists, biographers, autobiographers, journalists and editors--Peterson readily connects her main subjects and other nineteenth-century female literary forces, including Felicia Hemans, Anna Jameson, Charlotte Bronte, and George Eliot.
Others who came to Wales during the picturesque movement were the English romantic painter Joseph Turner and the poet Felicia Hemans.
After all, she was an ardent Anglophile, and her poetry was praised by her supporters for its similarity with the work of Felicia Hemans. [5] Droste read English poetry and prose translated from the English, and her closest friends had intimate ties with the English literary market.