Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde
Author: Oscar Wilde | Published: -
Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde Synopsis
Oscar Wilde's poetry stands out from the rest because of its unique blend of themes, imagery, and expression.
Wilde's poems draw on classical mythologies as well as contemporary issues such as censorship and homosexuality. He uses irony to great effect to comment on social hypocrisies while simultaneously expressing his own views on life and love. His work has been praised for its depth of feeling and deft use of language to convey powerful messages. Wilde's best-known poems include "The Ballad of Reading Gaol", "The Harlot's House" and "To My Wife."
About Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde is a renowned figure in the literary world. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854, Wilde was educated at Oxford and began writing poetry and plays shortly thereafter. With his unique wit, intelligence, and charm, Wilde quickly established himself as one of the leading literary figures of his time.
His works of fiction include The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). His poetry collections include Poems (1881), The Sphinx (1894), and Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898). His posthumous works include De Profundis and Letters to the Sphinx from Oscar Wilde. In addition to his writing career, he worked as a lecturer on aesthetics in both England and America. Find out more about Oscar Wilde at sevenov.com.