Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Algernon Charles Swinburne was a Victorian poet and critic.

As a poet, his work was characterised by strong rhythm and alliteration, even to the extent of parodying himself.

Swinburne's critical writings were marked by enthusiasm and the use of vivid imagery. His judgments were sometimes inconsistent with what he had written before, and sometimes ill-founded, but the enthusiasm did much for the reputation of Robert Herrick, William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley.