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The Literary World

Poets of the Victorian Era

The Victorian era takes its name from Queen Victoria of England, who ruled from 1837 to 1901.

  • Emily Dickinson (born 1830, died 1886)

    Reclusive American poet whose radical poetic style anticipated the modernist movement.

    • Wrote ''''There''s a certain slant of light''''
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning (born 1806, died 1861)

    English poet. Wife of poet Robert Browning.

    • Wrote Sonnets from the Portuguese
  • Christina Rossetti (born 1830, died 1894)

    English poet and artist's model.

    • Wrote Goblin Market
  • Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (born 1861, died 1907)

    English poet and novelist. Great-great-grandniece of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    • Wrote The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
  • Alice Meynell (born 1847, died 1922)

    English poet and essayist.

    • Wrote Preludes
  • Lucy Larcom (born 1824, died 1893)

    American poet, editor and educator.

    • Wrote A New England Girlhood
  • Frances E. W. Harper (born 1825, died 1911)

    American poet and novelist.

    • Known for her abolitionist verse
  • Julia Ward Howe (born 1819, died 1910)

    American poet, suffragist, and peace activist.

    • Wrote ''''The Battle Hymn of the Republic''''
  • Emma Lazarus (born 1849, died 1887)

    American poet.

    • Wrote ''''The New Colossus,'''' which is engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox (born 1850, died 1919)

    American poet.

    • Wrote Poems of Passion

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