Birth date: August 06, 1809
Died: October 06, 1892
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The fourth, and final, Dover poetry anthology I am reviewing. As with the others, it is an easily portable, inexpensive book. Includes work by 58 poets. Ten were born before 1600, another six in the 17th century, twelve in the 18th century, and two in the 20th century. So 28 were born in the 19th c...
I read this after listening to "If I Die Young", by the Band Perry. I read both versions, but they are over all very similar. I love the way this is written, and it's so short, most anyone can easily finish it in a matter of minutes, but it really sits with you for a while.
Alongside Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, Alfred Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott stands as one of the more fascinating works of poetry from the 1800s. Aesthetically it is a work of great and simply beauty, therefore providing evidence that language in a poetic simplicity can provide some of the greatest...
I liked the idea of the audio book, but I was disappointed to find the reader talked about the poetry, reciting only a few lines of each poem rather than reading the entire poem. My cat appreciated the bird songs, though.
No condoms in a modern story when the two participants only met the night before is something I don't find particularly realistic and it's become a bit of a turn off. But even if it wasn't, I'm a third of the way through the book and really quite despise one of the MCs.