Baudelaire Essay by The Research Group

Examines this 19th Century French poet's themes, tone, style, imagery and the impact of his life on his work.
# 19507 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Feb 20, 2003 in Literature (Poetry) , Literature (French)

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"The works of Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867) include both poetry and prose, although only one volume of his poetry was ever published. Baudelaire is known for his sensual and erotic poetry, but also for finding the beauty within the perverse and morbid. His poetry shocked and made full use of affecting the reader's senses. Yet, towards later life the poet matured to the point where he felt only pursuing an artistic dream and goal would fulfill the individual and give him or her some chance at redemption. He turned away from sin and nearly all of his efforts were focused on a spiritual effort to free the soul from its human limitations. The senses could get in the way and were easily prey to false assumptions, distorted impressions and temptation. This report will discuss "L'Albatros," "The Flowers of Evil," and "L'Invitation au Voyage," in addition to other ..."

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