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The “Angel in the House” is a narrative poem by Coventry Patmore. It was first published in and was expanded up to Although its publishing was. The phrase “Angel in the House” comes from the title of an immensely popular poem by Coventry Patmore, in which he holds his angel-wife up as a model for all. Angel in the House has 41 ratings and 9 reviews. Deborah said: Well, why not just take one quick look?The foolish reader asks herself,And plucks anot.

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It was first published in and was expanded up to Although its publishing was ignored, it has occupied a special and permanent position in the Home Books of, especially English people. However, it gained immense popularity in the United States and then in Britain in a late 19th century.

Angel in The House by Coventry Patmore – Summary and Analysis

Its influence continued to the twentieth century and it became part of various English Literature courses. The poem, Angel in The House, is in two parts, but it was published in four installments.


The first was published wit. The last two poems were complete on their own and had a separate identity too, but related to the main poem. The first two poems are forms of a single comprehensible poem and start with the narrator saying his wife that he is going to write a long poem on her.

The poem then carries on starting from the journey of the poet who is in youth and meets a girl who is to become his wife. The last two installments were written with the point of view of the rejected suitor who marries another woman.

The Angel in the House

The man is not able to overcome his feelings towards his first love, but he is trying hard to concentrate all his love towards his wife. In the end, he succeeds by overcoming all his doubts and feels complete as well. They were confined to home and were expected to be domestic, innocent and extremely helpless when anything outside the home was concerned.


They were supposed to be a beacon of morality for their husbands. The term applied to the middle-class women exclusively and they were supposed to stay at home and take care of the house and children. Women were educated but were not skilled to be beneficial outside in the world. ghe


The tasks usually associated with women were learning piano, fine patmode, needlework and sometimes they did charity as well, but since they were not exposed to the hardships of the world, it hose easy for them to retain their innocence. Even while praising women, Patmore believes that women are inferior to men with the sole purpose of aiding their husbands.

In fact, the poem depicts the broader view of the relationship between men and women during the time poem was written.

This objectification of women was customary for that period and remained a consistent theme throughout Victorian literature, especially poetry.

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