Industrial Revolution and Literature Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Industrial Revolution and Literature
A look at the impact of the industrial revolution in England on literature.
# 130929 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in History (British) , Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , Sociology (General)

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This paper discusses the fact that poets and other writers of the Romantic and Victorian era were affected by the industrial revolution in England just as was the rest of the population. The writer discusses that the Industrial Revolution saw a shift in population from rural to urban regions and was also marked by social disruptions, increasing urban poverty, a new factory class of workers, a deterioration in working conditions for many, and a change in the economic structure of British society.

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"In the Victorian era, Charles Dickens analyzed many aspects of the Industrial Revolution in books like Hard Times, and aspects of the era were addressed by poets in various ways. The anonymous poet who wrote "Poverty Knock" captured much of the angst of ..."

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