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Masefield, John. (1878 - 1967).

W o r k

P o e t r y :

- preoccupied with the variety, wilderness, and desolation of the sea 

- uses inventive and original sea-language

> appointed Poet Laureate (1930 - 1967)

Salt-Water Ballads (1902):

- his first collection of poems

> "Sea Fever":

- one of the most commonly cited and anthologized poems of the time

The Everlasting Mercy (1910):

- a long narrative poem

 Reynard the Fox (1919):

- a narrative poem criticizing fox hunting

F i c t i o n :

The Midnight Folk (1927):

- a children's fantasy novel

The Box of Delights (1935):

- a sequel of the former

D r a m a :

- mostly on Christian themes

The Coming of Christ (1928):

- the first play to be performed in an English cathedral since the Middle Ages


"Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, / Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, / With a cargo of ivory, / And apes and peacocks, / Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine."

From "Cargoes" (1903).


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  • Author

    John Edward Masefield. (1878 - 1967). British.
  • Work

    Poet. Playwright. Novelist. Author of sea poems.
  • Genres

    Georgian poetry. Children's novel. Christian play.


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