Tag Archives: 1890’s

1892: Summer Evening

Janus La Cour: Quiet Summer Evening by the River Mouth (1892)

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1895: Moonrise

William Trost Richards: Moonrise over the Beach; I made up the date.

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1899: The Fools

František Kupka: Les Fous (1899)

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1893: Marine

Nils Hansteen: Marine (1893)

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1897: Orpheus

Pierre Amédée Marcel-Béronneau: Orpheus in Hades (1897)

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1956: The Hound of Heaven

In 1893, English poet Francis Thompson published a poem called “The Hound of Heaven.” The work is an extended metaphor: as a hound pursues a hare in a hunt, so does God pursue the human soul to restore it to … Continue reading

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1784: Whimsical Associations

From Paul Fussell’s Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965): “In ‘The Poplar Field’ …William Cowper…unwittingly allows the whimsical associations of triple meter to work against him.” The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the … Continue reading

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