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English Poetry

These are the landmarks of English Poetry which I have chosen to use in the comparisons with the works of the major composers.

1658: Dryden: Heroic Stanzas
1667: Milton: Paradise Lost
1681: Marvell: The Garden
1712: Pope: Rape of the Lock
1728: Gay: Beggers' Opera
1750: Gray: Elegy in a Country Churchyard
1763: Smart: Song to David
1784: Cowper: The Task
1794: Blake: Songs of Experience
1805: Wordsworth: Prelude
1819: Shelley: Prometheus Unbound
1832: Tennyson: The Lotus Eaters
1855: Longfellow: Hiawatha
1869: Browning: The Ring and the Book
1892: Yeats: Lake Isle of Innisfree
1912: De La Mare: The Listeners
1922: Sitwell: Facade
1941: Eliot: Four Quartets
1955: Larkin: Church Going
1970: Hughes: Crow


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