The King I, Poem by Henry Lawson

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Title

The King I, Poem by Henry Lawson

Subject

Henry Lawson, Australian poetry, poem, poetry, bush poet, poet, bush poetry, Australian Nationalism Movement, nationalism, Australian, kingship, masculinity

Description

It is likely Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, wrote this poem about the death of King Edward VII 1901 - 1910, who reigned for 10 years. Lawson portrays the King as a man of feeling, who sheds tears, is long-suffering and peace-loving. He stresses that the King is a man as well as a King and in that respect, the ordinary person can identify with him.

Creator

Lawson, Henry

Source

Links to Electronic books on-line - Henry Lawson <http://www.ironbarkresources.com/henrylawson/index4.html>

Date

1910

Rights

Public domain

Format

Poem; Hyperlink

Language

English

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Citation

“The King I, Poem by Henry Lawson,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 16, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/233.