William Cowper Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach William Cowper.

  • 3 Biographies
  • 25 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

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Biographies (3)

425 words, approx. 2 pages
The most characteristic work of the English poet William Cowper (1731-1800) is gentle and pious in mood and deals with retired rural life. He often anticipated the attitudes and subjects of romantic a... Read more
4,013 words, approx. 14 pages
William Cowper's letters are renowned for their seemingly effortless spontaneity. He once asked his young friend William Unwin: "If a Man may Talk without thinking, why may he not Write upon the same ... Read more
11,489 words, approx. 39 pages
William Cowper was the foremost poet of the generation between Alexander Pope and William Wordsworth and for several decades had probably the largest readership of any English poet. From 1782, when ... Read more
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