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Chralotte Smith married at 16; 10 children. ; began writing to earn money; considered a precursor to Romantic Era; took up writing novels because poetry did not make enough $; published over 20 books; critics considered her novels too political for a woman Elegiac Sonnets (1784) book of poems; so popular that it eventually went through eleven editions; influenced major Romantic poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, as well as the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning “Pressed by the Moon …” compares the oppression experienced by women to the ocean crashes against a shore and washing up dead bodies on a graveyard Jonathan Swift Irishman living in England; hated English oppression of his home; wrote against monarchy; protected himself by writing in allegory ; wrote against monarchy; protected himself by
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Unformatted text preview: writing in allegory; long-time relationship with a woman but never married (thought they were related) Gulliver’s Travels Story takes place in three parts; this is the first; satirizes the government and the monarchy; in Lilliput , Gulliver represents the king, the little people represent the people; Gulliver fights their wars; proves too costly, so they send him away Brobdingnag 2 nd book in the series; big people repr the royals; little Gulliver the masses; because they are so big, he sees all their flaws; because he is so small, they do shameful things in front of him, regarding him as less than human; Swift is very careful about how he uses satire “A Modest Proposal satirizes treatment of Irish by the English in suggesting that they eat the babies Anne Finch one of England's first published women poets...
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