William Fulford

General Description

Date: 1856
Rhyme: abab
Meter: iambic tetrameter
Genre: lyric

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


This poem is by William Fulford. In the first eight stanzas, Fulford uses paratactic lists to show fear’s movements among mankind. The ninth stanza, hearkening back to the images of Adam’s fall in the first stanza, shifts to a fear of the divine, the natural result of Man’s arrogance and feelings of superiority over the natural world.

Printing History

First printed in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine , March, 1856.

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