Poems: A Vision of Poets

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Title

Poems: A Vision of Poets

Subject

English Poetry

Description

Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, or more commonly known in modern literature as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, was an English poet during the Romantic Movement of the 18th century. As a child, Barrett was homeschooled as the eldest of twelve children and her family held slaves in addition to several sugar plantations in Jamaica (Poets.org). Specialized in poems and Prose, her work, “Poems,” published in 1844, is listed by Poets.org as her fifth work of poetry, following prior pieces such as “The Battle of Marathon: A Poem (1820)”, “An Essay on Mind, with Other Poems (1826)”, Miscellaneous Poems (1833)”, and “The Seraphim and Other Poems (1838).”  Barrett was particularly fond of Shakespeare and especially held an enthusiastic interest in the field of Biblical and religious studies. She died June 29th, 1861 in the region of Florence, Italy (Poets.org).

The piece “Poets” by Elizabeth Barrett Barrett is written in two volumes. Evidence of a dedication to her Father is provided in both through a series of lovely letters in which she remembers her relationship with him and the first writings of her childhood. The second volume consists of thirty-two poems among which we read “The Lady’s Yes” (96), “The Cry of the Children” (127) and “To Flush my Dog” (152), resembling her views on politics and society, coupled with her concerns on gender inequality.

The front and lagging faces of Barrett’s poetic series are off white in color, keeping a gold flowered embroidery crept along the edges, in addition to gold freckled specks over the covering. The pages contained within, slightly yellowed in age, possess a vibrant cherry red lining. The spine as well holds a royal gold embroidered geometric and clover pattern with a brown stamp at the top containing Barrett’s name, book title, and the volume of this edition. The inside covers are plastered with an old fashioned, psychedelic marbled pattern made up fundamentally of the three primary colors. There are two volumes holding a dedication and table of contents followed by a series of poems. Each volume contains, as well, a single bright yellow page. On it contains a signature of the previous owner as well as the date of possession.

Creator

Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

Source

Publisher

London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street.

Date

1844 (MDCCCXLIV)

Contributor

Erin Munsterman and Jeidy Luperon

Format

2 volumes (xvi, 250;iv, 275, [1] pages)

Language

English

Identifier

https://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=16972703

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Citation

Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, “Poems: A Vision of Poets,” Gomatos Reading Room, accessed May 27, 2018, http://gomatos.wrlc.org/items/show/34.