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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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55749 Love is Enough Comments and analysis of Love is Enough by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 34 Comments
11478 Going Away Comments and analysis of Going Away by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 230 Comments
9035 Momus, God Of Laughter
7698 Ambition's Trail
6886 Communism Comments and analysis of Communism by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
6159 Poverty And Wealth
5945 Mother's Loss Comments and analysis of Mother's Loss by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
5765 Progress Comments and analysis of Progress by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
5533 Impatience
5497 Friendship After Love Comments and analysis of Friendship After Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
5207 Smiles Comments and analysis of Smiles by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
4997 Father
4676 As You Go Through Life
4466 A Song Of Life
4457 A Holiday
4287 Are you Loving Enough? Comments and analysis of Are you Loving Enough? by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 19 Comments
4284 Fame
4139 A Golden Day
4050 A Fallen Leaf
4010 One Of Us Two Comments and analysis of One Of Us Two by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3961 Delilah Comments and analysis of Delilah by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3955 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
3951 Love's Coming
3818 All That Love Asks
3664 Arise
3491 A Maiden's Secret
3459 Moon And Sea
3449 Art And Love
3399 Love Comments and analysis of Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3382 At an Old Drawer Comments and analysis of At an Old Drawer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 6 Comments
3372 Reunited Comments and analysis of Reunited by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3347 A March Snow Comments and analysis of A March Snow by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
3342 Ad Finum Comments and analysis of Ad Finum by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 4 Comments
3306 Life Is A Privilege Comments and analysis of Life Is A Privilege by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3286 Over the Banisters Comments and analysis of Over the Banisters by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
3183 A Woman's Love
3140 A Leaf
3133 Contentment Comments and analysis of Contentment by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
3114 Searching
3102 A Lovers' Quarrel
3101 Be Not Weary
3022 My Ships Comments and analysis of My Ships by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2985 My Home
2976 Inspiration
2953 Fleeing Away
2901 Old Times
2861 Resolve Comments and analysis of Resolve by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2853 Answered Prayers
2820 Morning Prayer
2797 A Maiden To Her Mirror
2794 If
2734 Listen!
2696 Love's Language
2674 Settle The Question Right Comments and analysis of Settle The Question Right by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2658 Sing To Me Comments and analysis of Sing To Me by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2655 My Vision Comments and analysis of My Vision by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2649 Custer Comments and analysis of Custer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 11 Comments
2611 Desolation Comments and analysis of Desolation by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2605 Artist's Life
2592 An Empty Crib
2579 An Inspiration
2578 Joy
2572 Love Thyself Last
2512 A Suggestion Comments and analysis of A Suggestion by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2510 Thanksgiving
2491 A yacht from its harbour ropes pulled free,
2485 Carlos
2472 An Answer
2414 Begin The Day
2411 Sorrow's Uses Comments and analysis of Sorrow's Uses by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2409 Preparation
2405 After the Engagement
2290 Song Of The Spirit
2262 Foes
2248 Only Dreams
2220 Love Song
2219 I Told You
2207 Not Quite The Same
2199 Christmas Fancies
2189 By-And-Bye Comments and analysis of By-And-Bye by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
2184 An Old Man To His Sleeping Young Bride
2184 Realisation
2158 Presumption
2118 Life
2113 At The Hop
2112 Earthly Pride Comments and analysis of Earthly Pride by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
2058 Limitless
2025 Refuted
2015 Lost
2014 Beyond
2006 Kingdom of Love
1996 Our Blessings
1979 Denied
1974 In the Long Run
1952 Smoke
1934 My Comrade
1918 Idler's Song
1904 At The Window
1900 Completion
1891 A Waltz-Quadrille
1891 Only A Slight Flirtation
1882 Leudeman's-on-the-River Comments and analysis of Leudeman's-on-the-River by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1815 Philosophy Comments and analysis of Philosophy by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1805 So Long In Coming
1780 Recompense
1767 Love Will Wane
1764 A Waif
1716 Daft
1715 Lay It Away
1703 Fading*
1680 Penalty
1676 Guerdon Comments and analysis of Guerdon by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
1646 Beppo
1629 Lines from Comments and analysis of Lines from by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 9 Comments
1620 Old And New
1603 Platonic Comments and analysis of Platonic by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 3 Comments
1597 Pardoned Out
1578 New And Old
1519 High Noon
1486 Over The Alley
1393 Possession Comments and analysis of Possession by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 29 Comments
1115 Angel Or Demon Comments and analysis of Angel Or Demon by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 29 Comments
1037 Noblesse Oblige Comments and analysis of Noblesse Oblige by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
847 Individuality
729 Change
637 At Bay
573 Music In The Flat
547 "It Might Have Been"
522 Life's Harmonies
518 Sestina
485 In The Garden
465 River And Sea
454 Bird Of Hope
442 Christ Crucified
442 Go Plant a Tree
435 A Marine Etching Comments and analysis of A Marine Etching by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 8 Comments
406 Life's Scars Comments and analysis of Life's Scars by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
389 Fading
365 Here And Now
351 Conversion
350 A trusting little leaf of green,
316 I Will Be Worthy Of It
288 Last Love
285 Love's Supremacy Comments and analysis of Love's Supremacy by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 12 Comments
278 Introductory Verses
267 It All Will Come Out Right
266 Bohemia
261 A Grey Mood Comments and analysis of A Grey Mood by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 8 Comments
223 Finis
194 Does It Pay? Comments and analysis of Does It Pay? by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2 Comments
182 Independence Ode
174 In Faith
147 Answered
134 Coleur de Rose
130 Attraction
126 I Love You
125 Love Much Comments and analysis of Love Much by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
75 Preaching Vs Practice Comments and analysis of Preaching Vs Practice by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1 Comment
73 Advice
73 Perished
58 Little Queen
25 I Am
24 Contrasts
13 A Baby In The House
1 Sorry


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