Romantic Era Poets: Lord Byron

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Lord Byron was not only one of the leading Romantics in the Romantic era but he also a revered politician. He made a great literary contribution to the romantic era through poems, stories and the “Byronic Hero”. His work and life were adventurous. This only aided him in creating his literary pieces.
Lord George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), better known as Lord Byron, was born, with a clubbed right foot, in 1788 on 22 January and passed on in 1824, the son of Catherine Gordon of Gight, an poor Scots heiress, and Captain John "Mad Jack" Byron. According to the website “Poetry Foundation” he was “the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics”. He is crowned this title because of his adventurous nature and lifestyle; his views on life and of course his contribution towards the Romantic era literature.
Even though his writing style was quite classical, he would become one of the great figures of British Romanticism together with William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Shelley and John Keats. Lord Byron lived during the Romantic era in literature which originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, approximately from 1800 to 1850. The characteristics of Romantic poetry are that it emphasizes feeling, intuition and imagination to a point of good reason. Among the aspects of the Romantic Movement in England may be listed:…

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