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George Gordon, Lord Byron 1788-1824. Dandy a beau, gallant or flamboyant person a beau, gallant or flamboyant person is a man who places particular importance.

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1 George Gordon, Lord Byron

2 Dandy a beau, gallant or flamboyant person a beau, gallant or flamboyant person is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies. is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies. physical appearance physical appearance a dandy, who was self-made, often strove to imitate an aristocratic style of life despite coming from a middle-class background. a dandy, who was self-made, often strove to imitate an aristocratic style of life despite coming from a middle-class background.aristocratic middle-classaristocratic middle-class Given these connotations, dandyism can be seen as a political protestation against the rise of egalitarian principles Given these connotations, dandyism can be seen as a political protestation against the rise of egalitarian principlesegalitarian

3 A Dandy George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron occasionally dressed the part, helping re- introduce the frilled, lace-cuffed and lace- collared "poet shirt." George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron occasionally dressed the part, helping re- introduce the frilled, lace-cuffed and lace- collared "poet shirt." George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

4 Life He grew up with his mother blaming him for the abandonment of his father. He grew up with his mother blaming him for the abandonment of his father. Born with a club foot and prone to depression Born with a club foot and prone to depression At age 10 he inherited his great-uncles title and property (1798) At age 10 he inherited his great-uncles title and property (1798) He took his seat in House of Lords in he was against the Luddite death penalty proposed. He took his seat in House of Lords in he was against the Luddite death penalty proposed.

5 Life 1815 married, had a child and separated 1815 married, had a child and separated had a tempestuous romantic life. (Shown in his later racy works.) had a tempestuous romantic life. (Shown in his later racy works.) Left England in 1816, never to return Left England in 1816, never to return Affair with Shelleys half sister claire Affair with Shelleys half sister claire He died in Greece of a fever on 19 April He died in Greece of a fever on 19 April He had gone to fight for Political freedom. He died a hero in their minds. He had gone to fight for Political freedom. He died a hero in their minds.

6 She Walks in Beauty 1814 by Lord Byron. 1814Lord Byron1814Lord Byron not necessarily a love poem, but a celebration of the subject's beauty. not necessarily a love poem, but a celebration of the subject's beauty. Wrote this poem about his wife Harriets cousin Wrote this poem about his wife Harriets cousin He met her at a funeral. (hence the allusions to darkness, with the light referring to her beauty) He met her at a funeral. (hence the allusions to darkness, with the light referring to her beauty) he was taken aback. Nowhere in the poem does Byron mention or allude to love. he was taken aback. Nowhere in the poem does Byron mention or allude to love.

7 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage lengthy narrative poem It was published between 1812 and lengthy narrative poem It was published between 1812 and 1818.narrative poem narrative poem the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands; the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands; an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras.Napoleonic erasNapoleonic eras The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a candidate for knighthood. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a candidate for knighthood.childemedieval knighthoodchildemedieval knighthood The poem contains elements thought to be autobiographical. Byron traveled through the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea between 1809 and 1811[1]. The poem contains elements thought to be autobiographical. Byron traveled through the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea between 1809 and 1811[1].MediterraneanAegean Sea[1]MediterraneanAegean Sea[1] Byron's personal distaste for the poem: he felt it revealed too much of himself, Byron's personal distaste for the poem: he felt it revealed too much of himself, brought him a large amount of public attention. Byron stated that he woke up one day and "found myself famous." brought him a large amount of public attention. Byron stated that he woke up one day and "found myself famous." The work provided the first example of the Byronic hero The work provided the first example of the Byronic heroByronic The poem has four cantos written in Spenserian stanzas, which consists of eight iambic pentameter lines followed by one alexandrine (a twelve syllable iambic line), and has rhyme pattern ABABBCBCC. The poem has four cantos written in Spenserian stanzas, which consists of eight iambic pentameter lines followed by one alexandrine (a twelve syllable iambic line), and has rhyme pattern ABABBCBCC.cantosSpenserian stanzasiambicpentameteralexandrinerhymecantosSpenserian stanzasiambicpentameteralexandrinerhyme

8 Byronic hero. A distaste for social institutions and norms A distaste for social institutions and norms An exile, an outcast, or an outlaw, a troubled past An exile, an outcast, or an outlaw, a troubled past Arrogant, Cynical, Disrespectful of rank and privilege Arrogant, Cynical, Disrespectful of rank and privilege Cunning and ability to adapt, Struggles with integrity Cunning and ability to adapt, Struggles with integrity Dark attributes not normally associated with a hero Dark attributes not normally associated with a hero Emotionally conflicted, bipolar tendencies, or moodiness Emotionally conflicted, bipolar tendencies, or moodiness High level of intelligence and perception High level of intelligence and perception Mysterious, magnetic, and charismatic Mysterious, magnetic, and charismatic Powers of seduction and attraction lead to social and sexual dominance Powers of seduction and attraction lead to social and sexual dominance Self-destructive behavior, Self-critical and introspective Self-destructive behavior, Self-critical and introspective Sophisticated and well-educated Sophisticated and well-educated


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