A Short Analysis of Mary Lamb’s ‘Envy’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

‘Envy’ is a poem by Mary Lamb, who is best-remembered for her Tales from Shakespeare which she co-authored with her brother, Charles. But she was also a fine poet, who, in ‘Envy’, presents to us an important truth about the nature of envy and the futility of believing the grass always greener on the other side.

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