Many of the most popular British poets - the ones most taught and studied in classrooms - wrote during the 19th century. Among them were the famous Romantic poets, including William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordworth, John Keats, George Gordon Byron, and Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the Victorian poets, such as Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Hardy, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. ""The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry: 19th Century"" is a new encyclopedic guide to the 19th-century authors, poetry, historical places, and themes common to this literary period. This essential A-to-Z reference boasts a comprehensive and accessible format. It features poets, including the great Romantics and Victorians, as well as Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, W.B. Yeats, and many more. It looks at major poems and books of poetry, such as ""Ode on a Grecian Urn"" by John Keats, ""The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and ""Sonnets from the Portuguese"" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It deals with an important movement in poetry, such as the Romantics and the Pre-Raphaelites Influential journals. It features terms and concepts, such as sublime and negative capability.
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