Lord Byron, an eighteenth and nineteenth century poet was born in in Dublin, Ireland on May 28,

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Lord Byron, an eighteenth and nineteenth century poet was born in in Dublin, Ireland on May 28, 1779. Just one of Byron’s many famous works is “To Time” published in 1806. The style and content of Byron’s poems reflect experiences from his life. One of three influences in Byron's life is his strange personality which is reflected through contradictions and strange variations in his writings. An unfortunate marriage helped develop a sense of bitterness in Byron’s word choice and arrangement. A third influence in Byron’s life and poems is his unstable childhood which sent him down a road of misery and isolation. Byron’s poem “To Time” reflects his strange personality, unfortunate marriage, and unstable childhood. Throughout his…show more content…
To give time a sense of realness Byron uses personification throughout the entire poem. As Byron states in “To Time”, “In the joy I’ve sighed to think thy flight would soon subside from swift to slow” (l 29-30). In other words as life goes on death becomes more real and people want time to stop. In the end though people all die and we eventually all “must fall upon-a nameless stone” (l 40). With every poem Byron wrote came a new topic of discussion and lesson to be learned. Variety was one of Byron’s greatest weaknesses though, not only in poetry, but also in his personal life. Contrary to his obsession, Byron soon became infatuated with a woman named Annabella Milbanke, whom he no sooner became engaged to. This marriage was rough from the start with Byron having an affair even before their wedding. Byron’s marriage was not accepted at first and some even saw it as degrading. This came as an embarrassment to Byron who was quickly becoming a well known figure in society. His marriage continued ,though barely hanging on, as Byron continued to have several affairs and illegitimate children. Byron began abusing his wife, and soon ran into financial hardship which caused him to plummet into depression and periods of high anxiety. Milbanke left Byron in 1816, this caused a major scandal in England which tore him from his home and forced Byron to move to Europe. Overall, Byron’s rough marriage caused him to be

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