scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,812
elizabeth Barrett Browning Nearly all Victorians wrote profusely and had little regard for the eighteen-century ideals of terseness and epigrammatic style Both poets and prose writers were aware of the taste for propaganda in its various forms The Victorian period produced poets with technical finesse The tone and manner of much of Victorian poetry is that of the pulpit The poetry depends on impressiveness of manner and tone for its effect Elizabeth Moulton- Barrett Browning is regarded as the finest among women poets She was born March 6 1806 in Durham England She lived in Hope End a 500-acre estate near the Malvern Hills map of GB Elizabeth lived a privileged childhood riding her pony around the grounds visiting other families in the neighborhood and arranging family theatrical productions with her eleven brothers and sisters Although frail she apparently had no health problems until 1821 when Dr Coker prescribed opium for a nervous disorder After this she was addicted to the drug through out her life Her mother died when she was 22 and critics mark signs of this loss in Aurora Leigh Elizabeth Barrett Browning as a child had read a number of Shakespearean plays parts of Popes Homeric translations passages from Paradise Lost and the histories of England Greece and Rome before the age of ten Barrett was self-taught in almost every respect and during her teen years she went through the principle Greek and Latin authors along with Dantes Inferno - all texts in the original languages Her voracious appetite for knowledge compelled her to learn enough Hebrew to read the Old Testament from beginning to end Her enjoyment of the works and subject matter of Paine Voltaire Rousseau and Wollstonecraft was later expressed by her own concern for human rights in her letters and
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA