The Death of Women in Wordsworth Byron and Poe

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Gina Kang (Creator)
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Anne Boyd 1966- Mallory

Abstract: This thesis explores and analyzes the portrayal of women death and suffering through the experiences of male speakers in William Wordsworth Lord Byron and Edgar Allan Poe's poetry. These poets create bereaved male speakers who mourn the loss of a dead woman in order to present themselves as male poets who are capable of showing intense emotions. While all three poets construct speakers who express suffering each does so differently each highlighting a different idea about the relationship between death and nature. 

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Language: English
Date: 2011
Literature, Romance, Literature, British & Irish
Elegiac poetry, American
Elegiac poetry, English
Women and death
Death in literature
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850--Literary style
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824--Literary style
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849--Literary style

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