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Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 July – 26 November ) was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about the Victorian ideal of a happy marriage. As a young man, Patmore found employment in the British Museum. Upon the publication of his first book of poems in , he became acquainted with members of the Pre-Raphaelite : Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, 23 July , . Victorian poet and critic Coventry Patmore was born into a literary household in Essex, England. His father, editor and novelist Peter George Patmore, educated his son, sent him to Paris when he and encouraged him to publish his first book, Poems (). Coventry Patmore’s subsequent collections of poetry include Tamerton Church Tower () and The Angel in the House—composed . Famous poems by» Coventry Patmore Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage. Coventry Patmore(23 July - 26 November ) Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage. Life Youth The eldest son of author Peter George Patmore, Coventry Patmore was born at Woodford in Essex and was privately Size: KB.
Coventry Patmore's domestic epic, "The Angel in the House", much admired in the first years after publication, ran aground on Virginia Woolf's icy, post-Victorian wit, and was sunk by the Author: Carol Rumens. The Angel in the House is a narrative poem by Coventry Patmore, first published in and expanded until Although largely ignored upon publication, it became enormously popular in the United States during the later 19th century and then in Britain, and its influence continued well into the twentieth century as it became part of many English Literature courses once adopted by W. W. According to Hopkins, Patmore's love for contradictions never dissipated even in his later work, and in a much later letter at the end of the two poets' correspondence, Hopkins wrote in general of Patmore's thought and poetry: "I cannot follow you in your passion for paradox; more than a little of it tortures" [May 6 , Abbot p. ]. The poem Coventry Patmore is written from the husband’s point of view; Patmore even praises women throughout the poem. His praise for women only relates to his ability to benefit men. Women are part of the poem but she is not there to be heard. The reader is meant to see her through her husband’s eyes.
The Victories of Love, and Other Poems Contents: The Victories Of Love -- Amelia -- The Day After To-Morrow -- The Azalea -- Departure -- The Toys -- If I Were Dead -- A Farewell -- Sponsa Dei -- The Rosy Bosom'd Hours -- Eros. Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: English poetry -- 19th. As happy love had been his earlier, the grief of loss became in great measure his later theme; poignantly touching and also most sublime thoughts upon love, death, and immortality are presented under greatly poetic imagery in the odes of "The Unknown Eros". Coventry Patmore became a Catholic in Rome very soon after his first wife's death. Preludes. I The Paragon When I behold the skies aloft Passing the pageantry of dreams, The cloud whose bosom, cygnet-soft, A couch for nuptial Juno seems, . Coventry Patmore. Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage. more All Coventry Patmore poems | Coventry Patmore Books.