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From:Victorian Poetry (Vol. 60, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedWhen do lyrics ask questions, and why? If you are a lyric reader who has adopted John Stuart Mill's argument that poetry is something "overheard," a form of "feeling confessing itself to itself, in moments of...
From:Victorian Poetry (Vol. 60, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedIn Robert Browning's epic exploration of a 1698 murder case, Count Guido Franceschini confesses to killing his wife Pompilia, confident that her alleged dishonor justifies his action and, crucially, that the money he...
From:Victorian Poetry (Vol. 60, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedI "Ribblesdale" (1882) is a "sifting" together in which the poet interrogates his beliefs, desires, and relation to his predecessors. One approach to this essentially sifting procedure at the heart of Hopkins's...
From:Victorian Poetry (Vol. 60, Issue 1) Peer-Reviewed"Say unto wisdom, 'Thou art my sister'" Proverbs 7:4 How should a wise person respond to impurity? Christina Rossetti answers this question at multiple points in The Face of the Deep, her devotional commentary on the...
From:Victorian Poetry (Vol. 60, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedThere are hands by hundred thousands In the crowded North, Empty, idle, yet for labour, Not for alms, stretched forth. "Hands and Hearts," Punch, November 15, 1862 I. In late December 1862, readers of the Essex...
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