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Biography of Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850–October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion, and her autobiography, The Worlds and I was published in 1918 shortly before her death.

A popular rather than a literary poet, her poems express sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem "Whatever Is—Is Best" (suggesting an echo of Pope's "Whatever is, is right."). None of her work was included by F. O. Matthiesen in The Oxford Book of American Verse, but Hazel Felleman chose no less than thirteen of her poems for Best Loved Poems of the American People, while Martin Gardner selected "Solitude" and "The Winds of Fate" for Best Remembered Poems.

She is frequently cited in parody collections (Pegasus Descending, others). Sinclair Lewis indicates Babbitt's lack of literary sophistication by having refer to a piece of verse as "one of the classic poems, like 'If' by Kipling, or Ella Wheeler Wilcox's 'The Man Worth While'".


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165 Poems written by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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51287 Love is Enough Comments and analysis of Love is Enough by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 9 Comments
10708 Going Away Comments and analysis of Going Away by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 225 Comments
7710 Momus, God Of Laughter
7248 Ambition's Trail
6370 Communism Comments and analysis of Communism by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
6043 Does It Pay? Comments and analysis of Does It Pay? by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
5817 Life's Scars Comments and analysis of Life's Scars by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
5493 Mother's Loss Comments and analysis of Mother's Loss by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
5489 Poverty And Wealth
5365 Advice
5060 Progress Comments and analysis of Progress by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
4920 Friendship After Love Comments and analysis of Friendship After Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
4773 Smiles Comments and analysis of Smiles by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
4764 Impatience
4467 Father
4129 As You Go Through Life
4045 A Song Of Life
3931 Fame
3816 Are you Loving Enough? Comments and analysis of Are you Loving Enough? by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 17 Comments
3700 A Golden Day
3632 A Fallen Leaf
3589 One Of Us Two Comments and analysis of One Of Us Two by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3577 Delilah Comments and analysis of Delilah by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3516 Love's Coming
3514 Sorry
3512 All Roads That Lead To God Are Good Comments and analysis of All Roads That Lead To God Are Good by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
3403 Last Love
3351 Love Much Comments and analysis of Love Much by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3225 Arise
3206 A Maiden's Secret
3206 All That Love Asks
3150 Bird Of Hope
3080 Art And Love
3042 Reunited Comments and analysis of Reunited by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3011 Love Comments and analysis of Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2951 Moon And Sea
2947 A March Snow Comments and analysis of A March Snow by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
2910 At an Old Drawer
2867 Over the Banisters Comments and analysis of Over the Banisters by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
2824 I Will Be Worthy Of It
2822 A Woman's Love
2729 A Lovers' Quarrel
2729 Life Is A Privilege Comments and analysis of Life Is A Privilege by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2698 Searching
2692 Contentment
2691 Attraction
2645 My Ships Comments and analysis of My Ships by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2628 A Leaf
2618 My Home
2614 Ad Finum Comments and analysis of Ad Finum by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
2546 Preaching Vs Practice Comments and analysis of Preaching Vs Practice by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2536 Inspiration
2520 Morning Prayer
2464 Answered Prayers
2461 Old Times
2459 Fleeing Away
2450 If
2423 A Holiday
2412 A Maiden To Her Mirror
2375 Resolve Comments and analysis of Resolve by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2343 Listen!
2280 My Vision Comments and analysis of My Vision by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2249 Joy
2249 Settle The Question Right Comments and analysis of Settle The Question Right by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2247 Love's Language
2227 Desolation Comments and analysis of Desolation by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2222 An Empty Crib
2218 Sing To Me Comments and analysis of Sing To Me by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2216 Love Thyself Last
2200 Custer Comments and analysis of Custer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 9 Comments
2194 River And Sea
2191 An Inspiration
2109 I Am
2107 After the Engagement
2099 Thanksgiving
2078 An Answer
2070 Carlos
2065 Sorrow's Uses Comments and analysis of Sorrow's Uses by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2064 A yacht from its harbour ropes pulled free,
2039 Artist's Life
2030 Begin The Day
2027 A Suggestion Comments and analysis of A Suggestion by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1995 A trusting little leaf of green,
1985 Love's Supremacy Comments and analysis of Love's Supremacy by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 7 Comments
1957 Song Of The Spirit
1933 Answered
1906 Only Dreams
1888 Love Song
1885 Not Quite The Same
1858 Be Not Weary
1849 In Faith
1843 An Old Man To His Sleeping Young Bride
1826 Christmas Fancies
1824 Life
1810 By-And-Bye Comments and analysis of By-And-Bye by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1796 It All Will Come Out Right
1796 Presumption
1795 Realisation
1792 Earthly Pride
1774 At The Hop
1768 Lost
1754 Limitless
1748 Foes
1737 I Told You
1711 Kingdom of Love
1704 Our Blessings
1685 Refuted
1646 Independence Ode
1634 Beyond
1622 Smoke
1616 My Comrade
1593 Coleur de Rose
1588 Leudeman's-on-the-River Comments and analysis of Leudeman's-on-the-River by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1569 In the Long Run
1561 Idler's Song
1557 Completion
1548 Contrasts
1523 At The Window
1513 Philosophy Comments and analysis of Philosophy by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1513 So Long In Coming
1507 Denied
1495 A Waltz-Quadrille
1481 Only A Slight Flirtation
1456 Recompense
1455 Love Will Wane
1414 Bohemia
1403 A Waif
1402 Fading*
1386 Lay It Away
1384 Penalty
1367 Introductory Verses
1360 Preparation
1353 Beppo
1323 Old And New
1320 Perished
1316 Guerdon Comments and analysis of Guerdon by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1290 Daft
1283 New And Old
1276 Pardoned Out
1248 High Noon
1204 Lines from Comments and analysis of Lines from by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 5 Comments
1155 Over The Alley
926 Platonic Comments and analysis of Platonic by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
784 Possession Comments and analysis of Possession by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 28 Comments
594 Noblesse Oblige Comments and analysis of Noblesse Oblige by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
556 Individuality
471 A Baby In The House
378 Change
334 Little Queen
280 Angel Or Demon Comments and analysis of Angel Or Demon by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 25 Comments
256 At Bay
253 Music In The Flat
185 "It Might Have Been"
135 Life's Harmonies
119 Go Plant a Tree
111 Finis
46 I Love You
35 Fading
33 Here And Now
31 Conversion
18 Sestina
13 A Grey Mood Comments and analysis of A Grey Mood by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 8 Comments
13 In The Garden
12 Christ Crucified
10 A Marine Etching Comments and analysis of A Marine Etching by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 5 Comments


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