Dirce

By Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864
Stand close around, ye Stygian set,
         With Dirce in one boat conveyed!
Or Charon, seeing, may forget
         That he is old and she a shade.

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Poet Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Subjects Mythology & Folklore

Poetic Terms Epigram

 Walter Savage Landor

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As a poet, Walter Savage Landor has enjoyed a permanent minority reputation for the classicism of his epigrams and idyls. He was a seriously emulative classicist and wrote a significant proportion of his poetry in Latin, which was also the original language of some of the long and short poems that he published in English. Indeed, he was deterred from making it his chief medium only by the example of John Milton and the advice of . . .

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SUBJECT Mythology & Folklore

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Poetic Terms Epigram

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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