Accession Number:

ADA046875

Title:

Lord Byron's 'Darkness': Analysis and Interpretation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Darkness, a short poem Byron wrote in 1816, is a dream vision of the end of the universe. Byron creates a swift movement of Time through the use of blank verse, enjambment, and punctuation. The poems gloomy and depressing tone is directly related to the personal depression Byron suffered from during his first summer in Switzerland, after he left England for the last time. The contempt for man displayed in the poem occurs in many of Byrons works. Darkness is one of Byrons bitterest works, however, as man is reduced to a bestial state where no love, compassion, or heroic action exists.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE