Who said there is no beauty without some strangeness?

Who said there is no beauty without some strangeness?

Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) popularized this quotation after discovering it while translating Edgar Allan Poe's (1809–1849) Marginalia (notes that the author scribbled in the margins of books). Poe cites Bacon on the subject of English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), whose ability to write cantos he much admires.

It has been attributed to a number of other authors over the years, but none with any certainty. It is possible that some earlier writer had actually said it first, though we will never know for sure.

The strangeness of beauty can be explained by two factors: first, our perception of beauty is subjective; and second, beauty can be found in anything from flowers to natural disasters.

In science, objective truth is defined as being independent of subjective opinion. That means that what is beautiful to one person may not be considered so by another. Even within one culture there are often many different ideas about what is attractive in people or things. This shows that beauty is not just an arbitrary thing but rather has scientific reasons behind it.

There are several types of theories used to explain why something is considered beautiful. One theory is called psychophysiology. This theory states that perceptions of beauty and attractiveness are linked to biological needs such as reproduction and survival. So, if someone believes that certain features make up for a healthy body then those features would be considered beautiful under this theory.

Who felt the death of a beautiful woman?

Edgar Allan Poe Poems The death of a beautiful lady is without a doubt the most poetical issue on the planet.

It is also one of the most disturbing, because she lost her life very young. Lady Wallace was only 30 years old when she died in 1848. She had already been married for several years and had two children. She went to visit her aunt in London and never returned home. Her husband decided to go look for her but didn't find anything. He assumed that she just wanted to move away from them and start fresh with another life.

But this new existence wasn't what Lady Wallace wanted - she stayed in England and tried to get along with her family, but it was no use. Eventually, they heard that she had died. Her husband then married again but it didn't help either. Both times, he failed to give his second wife what Lady Wallace had given him. He died a few years later alone and forgotten.

This story makes me think about mortality and how fragile we are. Nobody can predict when they will die so we should live each day as if it were our last.

Who said beauty is in the eyes of the beholder?

Margaret Hungerford, an Irish author, is credited with the adage "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Hungerford lived between 1855 and 1897 and wrote under the pen name "The Duchess." Her book On Being Beautiful was first published in 1869.

Hungerford's comment comes from a chapter of her book called "Beauty Is Not In The Eyes Of The Lordly Few Only But By The Grace Of God It Is So." In it, she argues that true beauty lies not within oneself but in God. She states that she had heard this saying before but did not pay much attention to it at the time. However, after thinking about it she decided to include a chapter on the subject in her book. This chapter includes the famous line.

It is interesting to note that although Margaret Hungerford lived over one hundred years ago she remains popular today as a source for beauty tips. Perhaps more importantly she demonstrated that though beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it does not matter who sees it since both men and women can enjoy real beauty which lies not in the eye itself but in the heart by reflecting God's glory.

What does the death of a beautiful woman mean?

Poe chooses "the death of a lovely lady" because it "is definitely the greatest poetical theme in the world, and likewise, it is beyond doubt that the lips most adapted for such a topic are those of a heartbroken lover." Some critics have interpreted this to mean that genuine poetry can only exist...

...while others believe that Poe was merely referring to Lady Virginia Leffingwell, who died in 1839 at the age of 26. Her death was so tragic that it made the front page of The New York Times.

Poe was very fond of her and wrote several poems about her. In his essay on Robert Burns he called him "the sweet singer of his country" because many of Burns's songs were about Lady Virginia.

She was married to Sir John Leffingwell, but the marriage didn't last long because she caught him with another woman. He left England and never returned. After his death, she lived in poverty until her own demise.

Poe used this same theme in other works too.

Why did Lord Byron write "She walks in Beauty"?

The poem "She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron was composed in admiration of a lovely woman. According to legend, he composed it for a female relative, Mrs. Wilmot, whom he saw at a ball in London one night while she was in mourning, dressed in a black gown with shimmering sequins. The poet was so struck by her beauty that he wrote several poems about her.

Byron's mother had died when he was only five years old, and his father soon married another lady who treated him harshly. At the age of 16, feeling isolated from his family and friends, he left England to travel Europe. During this time, he met many women who attracted him, but none compared to Mrs. Wilmot. He finally decided to dedicate a poem to her because she had inspired such feelings in him.

In the year 1821, Byron published two books of poetry: "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" and "Don Juan". Although they were not very successful at the time, they have since become classics of English literature.

Byron died in Greece on April 19th, 1824 at the age of 36. He is now considered one of the most important poets in British history.

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