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Poetry of Thomas Moore

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Poetry of Thomas Moore is a collection of rhymes and verses written by the Irish poet Thomas Moore. Throughout the book, Moore showcases his lyrical prowess and heartfelt emotions, covering a wide range of topics from love and politics to nature and Irish nationalism.

Moore's poetry is characterized by its musicality and romanticism, with each line flowing seamlessly into the next. His use of vivid imagery and rich language creates a sensory experience for the reader, allowing them to truly feel the emotions he conveys.

One of the highlights of the collection is Moore's exploration of love and heartbreak. His poignant and tender verses capture the complexities of human relationships, making readers reflect on their own experiences of love and loss.

In addition to love, Moore also delves into themes of patriotism and freedom, showcasing his unwavering commitment to his Irish heritage. Through his words, he celebrates the beauty of Ireland's landscapes and laments the struggles of its people, creating a powerful sense of nostalgia and longing.

Overall, Poetry of Thomas Moore is a timeless collection that resonates with readers of all backgrounds. Moore's masterful storytelling and lyrical prowess make this book a must-read for anyone who appreciates the beauty and power of poetry.

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The Dubliner, Thomas Moore, born in 1779 was a poet, composer, musician, and writer. He is most famous for the 10 volume work "Irish Melodies" published between 1807 and 1834 with Sir John Stevenson, which consists of 130 of his poems set to music, much of it based on old Irish airs. "The Last Rose of Summer" and "The Minstrel Boy" are two of the most well known. Many of these "Melodies" are included in this collection. He is perhaps most infamous for having burned, at the request of the Byron family, the manuscript of Byron's memoirs which Bryon had left to him for publication after his death. During his lifetime, his reputation as a poet placed him alongside Byron and Scott and Shelly. His narrative poem Lalla Rookh for example was possibly the most translated poem of the time and earned him £3000, what was till then the highest price paid by an English publisher for a poem. This collection contains a version of the poem but without the linking or "framing" prose sections. A lovely edition of the full poem can be found here with illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. Moore was an Irish Nationalist and turned down the post of "Irish Poet Laureate" as he felt it would require him to tone down his outspoken Irish national politics. Despite this, he counted the Regent - later King George IV as one of his patrons. Moore died on February 25, 1852 and though much of his work is now neglected, his enduring legacy is that his "Melodies" which were translated into practically every European language popularized Irish Music throughout the world. - Summary by Noel Badrian

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