British Children's Poetry in the Romantic Era

British Children's Poetry in the Romantic Era

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British Children's Poetry in the Romantic Era: Verse, Riddle, and Rhyme is a thorough study of secular children's verse between 1780 and 1835. Donelle Ruwe reveals the formula for Romantic-era children's poetry and considers the creation of a children's poetry canon, the rise of sentimental children's verse, the first verse-novel for children, and the fads for fantasy poems, rhyming puzzles, and versified study guides. Through in-depth historical research, Ruwe challenges the myths behind the significance of the groundbreaking Original Poems for Infant Minds and also explores the breakout hits from this collection, Ann Taylor's 'My Mother' and Adelaide O'Keeffe's 'The Use of Sight'. This book highlights the manuscript poems of Sara Coleridge, the challenging children's verse of Charlotte Smith, and the impact of Madame de Genlis, John Aikin, Elizabeth Turner, Rousseau, Barbauld, Watts, and Blake on the development of a children's poetry aesthetic.Bycontrast, almost half of volume two consists of dramaticforms: dialogue, dramatic monologues, and dramatic lecturemonologues. ... a€œAir, a€a€œEarth, a€ a€œWatera€; a€œ Jane and Eliza, a€ a€œEliza and Janea€ Jane Taylor a€œMorning, a€ a€œEveninga€; a€œThe Idle Boy , a€ a€œThe Industrious Boya€; a€œOld Sarah, a€ ... Both poems are fromtheperspective ofamother whoexpresses fond wishesforher young daughter, andboth use bland pastoralanbsp;...

Title:British Children's Poetry in the Romantic Era
Author:Donelle Ruwe
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-07-23


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