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Author: James A. Ray
ISBN13: 978-0404525309
Title: Cowper and His Poetry (Poetry and life series)
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Publisher: Ams Pr Inc (June 1, 1914)

Cowper and His Poetry (Poetry and life series) by James A. Ray

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William Cowper (/ˈkuːpər/ KOO-pər; 26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak.

William Cowper Poems. Sort by: Views Alphabetically. Total Poems: 87. 1. Retirement. Living and a Dead Faith. 73. True and False Comforts. 75. Epitaph on a Hare.

William Cowper was the foremost poet of the generation between Alexander Pope and William Wordsworth and for several decades had probably the largest readership of any English poet.

In the poetry of James Thomson, William Collins, Thomas Grey, William Cowper etc. we have the fervent of early romantics. Let us discuss them under the following heads. Although not formally or professedly, it was, in fact, the beginning of an uprising against the classical school of poetry, and the founding of a new school in which nature was the teacher. As Dr. Stopford Brooke points out, "Cowper is the first of the poets who loves Nature entirely for her own sake," and in him "the idea of Mankind as a whole is fully formed. For his love of Nature and religious worship are related activities. He believes that contemplation in the midst of than will reading of books. He prefers the beauty poems. Cowper also attacks Alexander pope for his smoothness and advocates the manly rough line.

Considered a transitional figure in English poetry whose works embody both eighteenth and nineteenth-century styles and concerns, Cowper was a forerunner of Romanticism in England and one of the most popular poets of his age. Known for his early comic ballad, The Journey of John Gilpin, which established his literary reputation, the Olney Hymns (1779), now a part of Evangelical liturgy, and his mock-heroic verse satires, Cowper is principally remembered for his discursive and conversational blank verse masterpiece, The Task (1785). The work is viewed as Cowper's lasting poetic expression on nature, society, God, and man, as it regards subjects ranging from the topical and trivial to the national and spiritual.

Hello Poetry is a poetry community that raises money by advertising to passing readers like yourself. 1731 - 1800/English William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper") was an English poet and hymnodist. Popular A-Z. William Cowper.

In 1808 he exhibited some of his watercolors at the Royal Academy, and in May of 1809 he exhibited his works at his brother James‘s house.