Swinburne, how he develops ideas

Posted on: March 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

“Swinburne’s characteristic poetic form derives from the fact that his poetic ideas develop from a centre or germ, move out from


centre, but are inevitably drawn back to it; and

then the

process repeats itself over and over, each tracing of

the mental path depositing additional layers of meaning and emotion upon the central idea.”


[Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, 5 April 1837 – London, 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote

several novels, and contributed

to the famous Eleventh

Edition of

the Encyclopædia Britannica.

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