However this changed during the Victoria Age poets encouraged each other to

However this changed during the victoria age poets

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explore the power of nature, both in the natural and supernatural. However, this changed during the Victoria Age; poets encouraged each other to keep their poetry and their ideas “down to earth,” (587). Victorian poets regarded poets from the Romantic Era as great visionaries, but they did not agree with the writing styles of time period. Carlyle writes, “close thy Byron; open thy Goethe,” (587) which means to forget about the heroes that Lord Byron wrote about and focus on using your work to improve society. Victorian poets used their writingto improve society. During this era, poets introduced new rhythms, stanzas, topics words and many new ideas. We have for example Elizabeth Barret who spoke on intellect regarding feminism, which kind of reminded me of Wollstonecraft. 3. Use the chart you created in the lesson to show how issues of race, gender, and class are raised in Thackeray’s opening paragraph. (5 points)The first paragraph from William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, offers a lot of insight on how race, class and gender were looked upon during the Victorian Age. Thackeray writes “A black servant, who reposed on the box beside the fat coachman,”. In this small fragments of her novel she is very clear on the race of the servant, but does not mention the race of the fat coachman, which send the message to the reader that he is white. It sends a message that people of color could not hold high positions on the places they worked in. There are two important reference to class in the paragraph the first one that Thackeray writes says,

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