One time a voice had said to Cowper in a dream, It is all over with thee; thou hast perished. He believed that the voice represented the will of God. During the last twenty-seven years of his life he frequently lived with that fatal dream, before the recollection of which, he wrote, all consolation vanishes, and, it seems to me, must always vanish. Even before that, in his earliest poetry, he reveals the powerful note of personal tragedy that culminates in The Cast-away. Abandonment and desolation are again and again his theme. The image of the castaway is the most persistent metaphor in Cowper's work. It isone which he made a part of himself and the symbol of his life and poetry. It is coupled with wild pictures of storms - which fascinated and horrified him - and the sea, but the castaway al ways predominates.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - William Cowper
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780265555231
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
Page Count - 26
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