observations: Byron’s poem is set in Venice at Carnevale: the season of joy and pleasure preceding Lent. Heroine Laura thinks she is widowed. George Gordon Byron: Beppo ( words) In Beppo the garrulous narrator tells the story of how Beppo (short for Guiseppe) disappears on a sea voyage. The purpose of this paper is to show that Beppo, a story known to be based on an . 9: Tony Tanner, ch.2, «Lord Byron: A Sea Cybele», Venice Desired.

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Beppo, A Venetian Story – Poem by George Gordon Byron

Of all the places where the Carnival Was most facetious in the days bepop yore, For dance, and song, and serenade, and ball, And masque, and mime, and mystery, and more Than I have time to tell now, or at all, Venice the bell from every city bore, – And at the moment when I fix my story, That sea-born city was in all her byfon. What he’s describing is his own canny exploitation, of inspiration, of experience; his transformation of these vague quantities into a marketable good.

Beppo marks Byron’s first attempt at writing using the Italian ottava rima beppkwhich emphasized satiric digression. I also like to dine on becaficas, To see the Sun set, sure he’ll rise tomorrow, Not through a misty morning twinkling weak as A drunken man’s dead eye in maudlin sorrow, But with all Heaven t’himself; the day will break as Beauteous as cloudless, nor be forced to borrow That sort of farthing candlelight which glimmers Where reeking London’s smoky caldron simmers.

Meantime the Goddess I’ll no more importune, Unless to thank her when she’s made my fortune. Don’t dress up as a priest, he writes, the locals won’t like it.

Byron had built a career arguing that they don’t and can’t, but in “Beppo”, they do. Ye happy mixtures of more happy days! Having accumulated enough money he left piracy and returned to reclaim his wife and be bepp. Writers often try to imagine what they might do, what they might be like, if they weren’t writers.


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Now Bpepo, much recover’d, or less loth To speak, cries “Beppo! Retrieved from ” https: Irony, in Byron, is a kind of investment he makes, to build up his capital of sincerity.

Masks of all times and nationsTurks and Jews. In the spring ofhe wrote from Venice to ask his friend Thomas Moore to assure the critic Jeffrey, one of his supporters, that “I was not, and, indeed, am not even now, the misanthropical and gloomy gentleman he takes me for, but a facetious companion, well to do with those with whom I am intimate, and as loquacious and laughing as if I were a bepppo cleverer fellow.

I like the women beppoo forgive my follyFrom the rich peasant cheek of ruddy bronze, And large black eyes that flash on you a volley Of rays that say a thousand things at once, To the high dama’s brow, more melancholy, But clear, and with a wild and liquid glance, Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes, Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies. But saving this, you may put on whate’er You like by way of doublet, cape, or cloak.

I love the language, that soft bastard Latin, Which melts like kisses from a female mouth, And sounds as if it should be writ on satin, With syllables which breathe of the sweet South, And gentle liquids gliding all so pat in, That not a single accent seems uncouth, Like our harsh northern whistling, grunting guttural, Which we’re obliged to hiss, and spit, and sputter all. However, he got off by this evading, Or else the people would perhaps have shot him; And thus at Venice landed to reclaim His wife, religion, house, and Christian name.

Apparently, the husband gets on just fine with the Count.

Fragment of a Novel Letters Memoirs. With any other women did you wive? All countries of the Catholic persuasion. PoetryWordsworth had said, should return to its roots, the real language of men. The poem manifests a number of typical Byronic qualities, like the digressive structure and the use of satirical jabs at targets familiar to Byron’s readership, such as literate women and as well as other poets including Robert Southeywho appears as “Botherby”.


Which means that I like all and everything. A Lent will well-nigh starve ye”. Annotation of the Commentators. Are you not sensible ‘t was very wrong?

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The poem, however, is much more than a discourse on poets and poetry – that is only its undertone. And Laura waited long, and wept a little, And thought of wearing weeds, as well she might; She almost lost all appetite for victual, And could not sleep with ease along at night; She deem’d the window-frames and shutters brittle Against a daring housebreaker or sprite, And so she thought it prudent to connect her.

In comparison to Byron’s Oriental Tales ofit suggests that a looser attitude towards morals may be more pragmatic. Greeks, Romans, Yankee-doodles, and Hindoos First published 30 June [https: Wikisource has original text related to this article: He ybron a Turk, the colour of mahogany; And Laura saw him, and at first was glad, Because the Turks so much admire phylogyny, Although their usage of their wives is sad; ‘Tis said they use no better than a dog any Poor woman, whom they purchase like a pad; They have a number, though the ne’er exhibit ’em, Four lprd by law, and concubines: How short your hair is!

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