Analysis Of Richard Wagner 's ' The Raven '

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Richard Wagner was born May 22, 1813 in Leipzig, Germany (notablebiographies.com). Wagner was a very important person in the nineteenth century due to his poetic writing and criticism (notablebiographies.com). He introduced the concept of leitmotiv (recurring musical theme that has to do with a person, place, or thing in the opera.) plot development in operas (notablebiographies.com). Wagners parents didn’t make a lot money so he was in poverty most of his life (thefamouspeople.com). Wagner’s dad, Carl Friedrich Wagner, was a clerk in a police station and his mother, Johanna Rosine, was unemployed (thefamouspeople.com).
Richard was born during the Napoleonic Wars, a series of conflicts between the French and English nations (history of war.org). Joseph-Nicéphore Niepce took the first photograph (infoplease.com). Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1833 (infoplease.com). Edgar Allan Poe published his poem the raven in 1845 (infoplease.com). Abraham Lincoln presented his anti-slavery speech in Springfield in 1858 (infoplease.com). The first U.S transcontinental railroad was made in 1869 (infoplease.com). The first Kentucky derby happened in 1875 (infoplease.com). All of these things happened throughout Richard Wagner’s life. Richard Wagner was the youngest child out of the nine kids that Carl Friedrich Wagner and Johanna Rosine had (thefamouspeople.com). Sixth months after Richard was born his father Carl Friedrich Wagner died of typhus…
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