Major poets of The Victorian Age

The Victorian Age (1837-1901)

The Victorian Age is named after the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). English writing from this era reflects the major transformation in most aspects of English life. Several movements and reforms took place during the Victorian Age. It was also called as ‘The Age of Reform’ Dramatic Monologue (एकालाप, स्वागत-कथन), Periodicals (पात्र-पत्रिकाओं) and Children’s Literature were emerged (उभरे) as major poetic form of the age. It was also called as the Age of Democracy.

Major poets of The Victorian Age were-

1– Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

2- Robert Browning (1812- 1889)

3- Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

4- Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)

5- Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

6- Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

7- Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

8- William Morris (1834-1896)

9- Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)

The Pre-Raphaelite Poets

It was a group of English painters, poets, and art critics. It was founded in 1848, by 7 members-

1- William Holman Hunt

2- John Everett Millais

3- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

4- William Michael Rossetti

5- James Collinson

6- Frederic George Stephens

7- Thomas Woolner.

Its former name was The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. They shaped it as a part of the Nazarene movement. The Pre-Raphaelite Poets of the Victorian Age are-

6- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

7- Christina Rossetti

8- William Morris

9- Algernon Charles Swinburne