Who is Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts in "one of the first celebrity trials", imprisonment, and early death from meningitis at age 46.

Wilde's parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. A young Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German. At university, Wilde read Greats; he demonstrated himself to be an exceptional classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford. He became ...
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Oscar Wilde Poems

  • Réveillon Du Nouvel An
    Le ciel est couvert clignotant rouge,
    Les brumes et les ombres qui circulent fuient,
    L'aube se lève de la mer
    Comme une dame blanche dans son lit. ...
  • Silvesternacht
    Der Himmel ist rot blinkend bedeckt,
    Die Nebel und zirkulierenden Schatten fliehen,
    Die Morgendämmerung steigt aus dem Meer,
    Wie eine weiße Dame in ihrem Bett. ...
  • La Nochebuena
    EL cielo está cubierto de rojo intermitente,
    Las nieblas y sombras circulantes huyen,
    El amanecer se levanta del mar,
    Como una dama blanca de su cama. ...
  • Pan
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    O goat-foot God of Arcady!
    This modern world is grey and old, ...
  • The Master
    Now when the darkness came over the earth Joseph of Arimathea,
    having lighted a torch of pinewood, passed down from the hill into
    the valley. For he had business in his own home.
    ...
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Love 60 I Love You 60 Gold 57 White 57 Sea 55 God 48 Red 45 Hair 40 Life 39 Heart 38


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Tee_al7: "i think it's very healthy to spend time alone. you need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person." - oscar wilde
Man_up_os: "experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." - oscar wilde
Ianflintlowry: "space: the final frontier. these are the voyages of the starship enterprise. its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. to seek out new life and new civilizations. to boldly go where no man has gone before" - oscar wilde
Arttavana: “life is too important a thing to be taken seriously.” - oscar wilde
Habibullahumar5: the playwright oscar wilde was noted for his epigrams
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Drowning is not so pitiful
 by Emily Dickinson

1718

Drowning is not so pitiful
As the attempt to rise
Three times, 'tis said, a sinking man
Comes up to face the skies,
And then declines forever
To that abhorred abode,
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