Records of woman, with other poems
University Press of Kentucky, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 214 pages
" Felicia Hemans (1793-1835), one of the most influential and widely-read poets of the nineteenth century, wrote Records of Woman in 1828 at the height of her long career. In the series, which includes nineteen poems about exemplary lives, Hemans explores what it means to be a woman, challenging traditional beliefs while at the same time reinforcing persistent stereotypes. Her work celebrates the lives, events, and imagined thoughts of unremembered women from different cultures and time periods whose deeds show nobility of spirit and inner strength. In her introduction, Paula Feldman examines how Hemans's poetry shaped and was shaped by nineteenth-century literary tastes, and she reconsiders the aesthetic value of Hemans's work and the current understanding of the nature of Romanticism.
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Arabella Stuart beautiful beneath Blackwood breast breath breeze bride bright brow cheek child Chorley dark death deep dream dwell earth Edinburgh edition epigraph Ev'n fair fame fear Felicia Hemans flowers Francis Jeffrey Friedrich von Schiller gathering film gentle glance gleam glow grave green grief hath heart heaven Hemans's note Henry Fothergill Chorley holy hour Hughes Imelda Joan of Arc Joanna Baillie Korner Lady leaves light lone look'd Lord Byron lov'd lyre Mary Russell Mitford Mary Tighe Memoir Memorials midst Monthly Magazine mother mournful night Notes to Pages o'er pale pass'd poem poet pour'd proud published Records of Woman rose sister sleep smile soft song soul sound spirit stood stream strong sunny sweet sword Tasso tears thee thine Thou hast thought thro tomb tone unto voice wandering wave weep wild William Wordsworth woods Wordsworth young