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Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Thesis: Campus only access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Thomas Manganaro


George Gordon Byron, known as Lord Byron, has been noted by many scholars to have been one of the most influential English writers. Byron was a poet during the Romantic period (1790-1830) and his poetry was unparalleled, often cited as controversial, poignant, scandalous, passionate, morally depraved, as well as genius. Byron himself was a controversial figure in England as there were many social missteps and indiscretions in his personal life. Byron’s poems tend to reflect those indiscretions as his literature often blurred the lines between fiction and the reality of his life. One of the aspects of Byron’s poetry that distinguished him from other poets was his protagonist, known as the Byronic hero.