Essays Tagged: "Shropshire Lad"

A. E. Housman's 'To an Athlete Dying Young'

A. E. Housman's 'To an Athlete Dying Young,' also known asLyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme thepremature death of a young athlete as told from the point ... ng the poem in relationto the theme of the whole work, one mustconclude that here, as elsewhere in AShropshire Lad, the point not that these ladshave escaped some sort of evil inherent inall of life, ...

(7 pages) 205 0 4.7 Nov/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Alfred Edward Housman

(Bryfanski, Carnek, Nebdelson 353) Housman died in 1936 at Cambridge but his ashes were brought to Shropshire and buried near the north door of St.Laurence's Church in Ludlow. (Frances C. Locher 216) ... eath is unavoidable. (Donald E. Stanford 224) He has published many works, his most popular being A Shropshire Lad. It was reprinted several times because of its popularity. (Donald E. Stanford 215) H ...

(4 pages) 31 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"When I Was One And Twenty

on, then at Cambridge University, where he retired. The only poetry collections he published were A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems. Most poems focused on the fact that life is short and ends badly.The ...

(1 pages) 2056 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Life Of A. E. Housman

er, and He Would Not Stay For Me, but the piece that introduced Housman to the poetic society was A Shropshire Lad written in 1896 and became hugely popular during World War I and is now the work for ... which Housman is chiefly remembered, although he did not strike gold with this publication. Shropshire was never his home but the Hills had formed the Western horizon of his childhood. Housman ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


d the plight of the common soldier. Housman published only two volumes of poetry during his life: A Shropshire Lad (1896), a cycle of 63 poems for which he is best known, and Last Poems (1922). After ... ides, and of their bridal cakes."Housman also wrote pastoral poetry, describing the rural county of Shropshire that surrounded him, but again in contrast to Herrick, Housman's poetry often takes a mel ...

(14 pages) 5 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry