Brief summary of the poem Lullaby. Lullaby. by W.H. Auden. Home /; Poetry ” Lullaby” is a love poem spoken to someone who’s sleeping. Romantic or. Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love, entitled Lullaby, is one of the finest love-lyrics of W.H. Auden. It was first published in New Writing, Spring , and later. Lay your sleeping head, my love, Human on my faithless arm; Time and fevers burn away Individual beauty from Thoughtful children, and the grave.
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Lullaby by W.H. Auden: Summary and Critical Appreciation
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Lullaby by W.H. Auden
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Wystan Hugh Auden was an Anglo-American poet, best known for love poems such as Funeral Bluespoems on political and social themes such as September 1, and The Shield of Achillespoems on cultural and psychological themes such as The Age of Anxietyand poems on religious themes such as For the Time Being and Horae Canonicae.
He was born in York, grew up in and near Birmingham in a professi Wystan Hugh Auden was an Anglo-American poet, best known for love poems such as Funeral Bluespoems on political and social themes such as September 1, and The Shield of Achillespoems on cultural and psychological themes such as The Age of Anxietyand poems on religious themes such as For the Time Being and Horae Canonicae.
He was born in York, grew up in and near Birmingham in a professional middle-class family. After a few months in Berlin in —29 he spent five years —35 teaching in English public schools, then travelled to Iceland and China in order to write books about his journeys.
In he moved to the United States and became an American luloaby in He taught from through in American universities, followed by occasional visiting professorships in the s.
From through he wintered in New York and summered in Ischia; from until the end of his life he wintered in New York in Oxford in —73 and summered in Kirchstetten, Lullabj.
Auden’s poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form and content. He came to wide public attention at the age of twenty-three, inwith his first book, Poemsfollowed in by The Orators. Three plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood in —38 built his reputation as a left-wing political writer.
Auden moved to the United States partly to escape this reputation, and his work in the s, including the long poems For the Time Being and The Sea and the Mirror, focused on religious themes. He won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his long poem The Age of Anxietythe title of which became a popular phrase describing the modern era. In —61 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford; his lectures were popular with students and faculty and served as the basis of his prose collection The Dyer’s Hand.
From around to Auden and Isherwood maintained a lasting but intermittent sexual friendship while both had briefer but more intense relations with other men. In Auden fell in love with Chester Kallman and ,ullaby their relation as a audden this ended in when Kallman refused to accept the faithful relation that Auden demanded, but the two maintained their friendship, and from until Auden’s death they lived in the same house or apartment in a non-sexual relation, often collaborating on opera libretti such as The Rake’s Progressfor music by Igor Stravinsky.
Auden was a prolific writer of prose essays and reviews on literary, political, psychological and religious subjects, and he worked at various times on documentary films, poetic plays, and other forms of performance.
Throughout his career he was both controversial and influential, and critical views on his work ranged from sharply dismissive, treating him as a lillaby follower of W. Eliot, to strongly affirmative, as in Joseph Brodsky’s claim that he had “the greatest mind of the twentieth century”.
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