Name: Tutor: Course: Date: British Literature after 1800 (Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her writings) Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era which occurred popularly in the Britain and the United States during her lifetime. She went on and wrote poetry from about the age of six years. In Britain we see that her mother collection of her poems forms one of the largest collections extents of the said juvenilia by any English writer. Elizabeth went on and by the age of 15 years she becomes ill with a severe pain in both head and spinal pain for nearly the rest of her full life (Elizabeth Barrett Browning 21). Through struggling with her sickness she went on and published her first poem in the year 1838 and moved on to start campaigning for the abolition of slavery and more of her work able to follow the law and even move to the extent of doing all their duties in almost the same way without being discriminated as either a male or a lady ( Gilmartin Sophie 32). Again throughout the 20th century literary criticism of Barrett Browning’s poetry remained sparse until her poems were discovered by the women's movement. She once described herself as being inclined to reject several women's rights principles suggesting in letters to Mary Russell Mitford and her husband that she believed that there was an inferiority of intellect in women. Works cited Donaldson Sandra. Critical Essays on Elizabeth Barrett Browning. New York: Hall 1999. Print. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (2010). "The" works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. ISBN 978-1-85196-900-5. Gilmartin Sophie. Ancestry and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Blood Relations from Edgeworth to Hardy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1998. Print. Kastan David S. Encyclopedia of British Literature. New York: Oxford University Press 2005. Internet resource. [...]
This paper needs to be 4-5 pages with 4 secondary sources. After speaking with my professor she said I could focus on the one author or even branch out and write about other authors of that time that wrote about the infanticide, women, etc. However, I think I would like the paper to focus on Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her writings only and the reason she wrote in the manner and style she did, etc. (it was uncommon for women to write during this time period) I have also included my proposal and an attachment with the directions.