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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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48396 Love is Enough Comments and analysis of Love is Enough by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 8 Comments
10287 Going Away Comments and analysis of Going Away by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 26 Comments
6881 Ambition's Trail
6811 Momus, God Of Laughter
6023 Communism Comments and analysis of Communism by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
5711 Does It Pay? Comments and analysis of Does It Pay? by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
5460 Life's Scars Comments and analysis of Life's Scars by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
5136 Mother's Loss Comments and analysis of Mother's Loss by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
4891 Advice
4831 Poverty And Wealth
4523 Friendship After Love Comments and analysis of Friendship After Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
4462 Progress Comments and analysis of Progress by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
4356 I Love You
4311 Smiles Comments and analysis of Smiles by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
4084 Father
3832 Impatience
3780 Fame
3575 A Song Of Life
3482 Are you Loving Enough? Comments and analysis of Are you Loving Enough? by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 16 Comments
3417 As You Go Through Life
3398 "It Might Have Been"
3340 A Fallen Leaf
3340 Delilah Comments and analysis of Delilah by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3326 A Golden Day
3299 One Of Us Two Comments and analysis of One Of Us Two by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3189 Love's Coming
3175 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
3148 Last Love
3106 Sorry
3080 Angel Or Demon Comments and analysis of Angel Or Demon by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 24 Comments
2973 A Maiden's Secret
2946 Love Much Comments and analysis of Love Much by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2927 Arise
2914 In The Garden
2840 Reunited Comments and analysis of Reunited by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2816 Bird Of Hope
2809 Art And Love
2797 All That Love Asks
2784 Love Comments and analysis of Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2646 At an Old Drawer
2635 A March Snow Comments and analysis of A March Snow by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
2599 Moon And Sea
2558 A Woman's Love
2551 Over the Banisters Comments and analysis of Over the Banisters by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
2517 Attraction
2514 I Will Be Worthy Of It
2486 A Lovers' Quarrel
2425 Searching
2417 Contentment
2372 A Leaf
2343 Preaching Vs Practice Comments and analysis of Preaching Vs Practice by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2307 My Home
2306 Life Is A Privilege Comments and analysis of Life Is A Privilege by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2304 Morning Prayer
2255 My Ships Comments and analysis of My Ships by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2248 Inspiration
2216 Answered Prayers
2191 Ad Finum Comments and analysis of Ad Finum by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
2189 Old Times
2182 If
2158 A Holiday
2145 Fleeing Away
2139 Go Plant a Tree
2108 Resolve Comments and analysis of Resolve by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2074 Joy
2069 A Maiden To Her Mirror
2027 Listen!
2011 My Vision Comments and analysis of My Vision by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1999 An Inspiration
1987 An Empty Crib
1975 Desolation Comments and analysis of Desolation by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1974 Sestina
1957 Love Thyself Last
1950 Settle The Question Right Comments and analysis of Settle The Question Right by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1948 River And Sea
1931 Sing To Me Comments and analysis of Sing To Me by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1902 After the Engagement
1894 Thanksgiving
1888 Love's Language
1882 Custer Comments and analysis of Custer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 7 Comments
1859 Finis
1828 An Answer
1814 A Marine Etching Comments and analysis of A Marine Etching by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 5 Comments
1812 Song Of The Spirit
1794 Sorrow's Uses Comments and analysis of Sorrow's Uses by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1791 A yacht from its harbour ropes pulled free,
1769 A Suggestion Comments and analysis of A Suggestion by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1751 Carlos
1744 Artist's Life
1744 Fading
1739 Begin The Day
1738 A trusting little leaf of green,
1715 Love's Supremacy Comments and analysis of Love's Supremacy by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 7 Comments
1672 I Am
1657 Only Dreams
1648 In Faith
1644 An Old Man To His Sleeping Young Bride
1636 Life
1628 By-And-Bye Comments and analysis of By-And-Bye by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1613 It All Will Come Out Right
1612 Answered
1608 Earthly Pride
1605 Christmas Fancies
1601 Be Not Weary
1599 Lost
1579 Love Song
1569 Not Quite The Same
1537 At The Hop
1533 Realisation
1531 Presumption
1530 Limitless
1520 Our Blessings
1515 I Told You
1500 Kingdom of Love
1488 Here And Now
1478 Refuted
1464 Independence Ode
1458 Christ Crucified
1458 Foes
1430 My Comrade
1422 Beyond
1385 Smoke
1378 In the Long Run
1361 Leudeman's-on-the-River Comments and analysis of Leudeman's-on-the-River by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1348 Idler's Song
1346 So Long In Coming
1336 Completion
1316 Philosophy Comments and analysis of Philosophy by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1312 Denied
1310 Conversion
1298 Coleur de Rose
1297 A Waltz-Quadrille
1286 Recompense
1284 Contrasts
1264 Life's Harmonies
1259 Love Will Wane
1246 Only A Slight Flirtation
1242 A Waif
1234 At The Window
1212 Fading*
1209 Penalty
1198 Bohemia
1191 Beppo
1187 Introductory Verses
1174 Preparation
1157 Perished
1146 Lay It Away
1145 Guerdon Comments and analysis of Guerdon by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1142 Old And New
1108 New And Old
1103 Daft
1072 High Noon
1045 Pardoned Out
1015 Lines from Comments and analysis of Lines from by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 5 Comments
992 Over The Alley
423 Possession Comments and analysis of Possession by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 27 Comments
339 Individuality
315 Platonic Comments and analysis of Platonic by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
186 A Grey Mood Comments and analysis of A Grey Mood by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 5 Comments
151 A Baby In The House
143 Noblesse Oblige Comments and analysis of Noblesse Oblige by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
139 Change
100 Little Queen
88 At Bay
84 Music In The Flat


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