‘A Defence of Poetry’ is an essay written by the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). One of the most important prose works of the Romantic era, and a valuable document concerning Shelley’s own poetic approach, the essay is deserving of closer analysis and engagement.
Previously, we offered our pick of the best not-cheesy wedding poems, but what about poems to celebrate an engagement to be married? The following poems are all appropriate for such an occasion, whether it’s for someone proposing to a loved one, or friends and family searching for the right quotation […]
The term ‘scapegoat’ is well-known: it refers to an innocent person who has to carry the blame for something on behalf of other people. But where does the term ‘scapegoat’ originate? ‘Scapegoating’ originates in the Bible, in the Old Testament book of Leviticus, which tells of how two goats would […]