Victorian Poetry and Modern Life

The Unpoetical Age

  • Natasha¬†Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Natasha Moore
    Pages 1-18
  3. Natasha Moore
    Pages 19-67
  4. Natasha Moore
    Pages 98-108
  5. Natasha Moore
    Pages 109-144
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    Pages 145-186
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    Pages 187-197
  8. Natasha Moore
    Pages 198-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 202-239

About this book


Faced with the chaos and banality of modern, everyday life, a number of Victorian poets sought innovative ways of writing about the unpoetic present in their verse. Their varied efforts are recognisably akin, not least in their development of mixed verse-forms that fused novel and epic to create something equal to the miscellaneousness of the age.


modern everyday long poem epic verse-novel narrative poetry genre Arthur Hugh Clough Elizabeth Barrett Browning Tennyson Coventry Patmore novel poem poetry Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • Natasha¬†Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Public ChristianityAustralia

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