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  1. So We'll Go No More A-roving (Lord Byron)- Response Paper

    As one grows older, it is difficult for their body to hold on by time and such physical changes are inevitable. The poet has dramatized his approach here with these examples of wear and tear in order to lure the attention of the readers to understand these descriptions in depth. Byron tries to put forward to the reader that no one can dodge these corporal transformations and they are bound to happen eventually.

    • Word count: 543
  2. The Life and Times of Lord Byron.

    To further his education, Byron began to study at Dulwich, Harrow, and finally at Cambridge. By 1802, Byron was consumed with debt and accused of bisexual love affairs (Lord Byron 3). Bryon moved home to Newstead, where he first met his half-sister, Augusta Leigh, with whom he was suspected of having an incestuous relationship. (Lord Byron 3). Lord Byron's first collection of poems, Hours of Idleness, appeared in 1807 (Lord Byron 5). His poems were ravenously attacked by Henry Broughman in the Edinburgh Review.

    • Word count: 957
  3. How does Byron present the lovers in this passage?

    He believed that no shackles should be placed on love; it should be natural, and indeed this is how, to some extent, he does portray the love which blossoms here, though not as much as Juan's later relationship with Haide´┐Ż, 'unconsciously she leaned upon [Juan]...' So, Byron shows us that Julia is aware of the wrongness of her impending deed, but he does not condemn her. Indeed it could be argued that Byron presents her infidelity as sweet and innocent in itself.

    • Word count: 854
  4. How far are current interpretations of Newstead accurate reflections of what it may have been like in 1871?

    The famous skull cup has been reproduced. Mrs Webb can be blamed for a lot of the original hype around Byron because she was a fanatic. She insisted on burying the skull cup in the grounds of the Abbey, she collected his memorabilia and sold her house on the fact that Byron lived there. The Library is full of Byron artefacts, including paintings of him, his books and even a lock of his hair, these have been put there by the Nottingham City Council, attempting to attract even more custom by making out that Byron was the soul founder of Newstead and that it was this wonderful and opulent when he was there.

    • Word count: 628
  5. Compare and contrast the declaration of admiration by Lord Byron ‘She Walks in Beauty’ and the declaration of love by John Clare ‘First Love’

    Clare was married and had several children. Clare spent his last 23 years in an asylum. His poetry is mostly about natural scenery and country life. He is the only poet who shows through his poetry how sensitive the English countryside is and the intimate experience of the English countryside. Byron's 'She Walks in Beauty' was written about his cousin's wife when he saw her in a black dress. He was fascinated by her so he wrote this poem for her. Byron's poem aims to show how he was amazed by the woman he describes.

    • Word count: 579

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