The Tay Bridge Disaster by William McGonagall
This is perhaps the most famous poem of Scotland’s most famously bad poet. The bridge from the city of Dundee across the Firth of Tay collapsed in a violent storm on Sunday 28th, 1879. There were no survivors from the disaster, which claimed 75 (not 90) dead. A
The Tay Bridge Disaster
The Tay Bridge Disaster is an internationally-known poem by the Scottish poet William McGonagall and recounts the events of the evening of 28 December 1879, when, during a severe gale, Tay Rail Bridge near Dundee collapsed as a train was passing over it with the loss of all on board. was passing over it with the loss of all on board.
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· The Tay Bridge Disaster by William McGonagall For a little fun this week, here’s a poem by William Topaz McGonagall, whom many consider to have been the worst poet ever . A folio of McGonagall’s poems recently sold for $13,000 at auction because the poems are so laughably bad.
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In conclusion, The Tay Bridge Disaster’s broken meter, sing-song beat, and obscure rhymes caused me to greatly dislike it. Is the poem really as bad as I’m making it out to be? Probably not. After all, it must have been moving to many people when it was first
Tay Bridge Disaster – 1879 – Devastating Disasters
What was the Tay Bridge Disaster death toll: 75 You should know: William McGonagall, the 19th century poet dubbed the worst in the English language, was a native of Dundee. His most famous – or infamous – poem is devoted to the disaster and begins with the line ‘Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tayi’
tay bridge disaster
And if that still wasn’t enough, the disaster prompted none other than William McGonagall to pen his famous poem, “The Tay Bridge Disaster.” McGonagall, (March 1825 – September 29, 1902), a Scottish weaver who also tried his hand at acting, decided he might as well be a …
Logismoi: Fry on ‘The Tay Bridge Disaster’
The Tay Bridge Disaster was a terrible accident that occurred in 1879 when the girders of the Tay Railway Bridge collapsed under the weight of a train, which fell into the Firth of Tay dragging 75 people with it.William McGonagall composed a poem memorialising the event. memorialising the event.
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· McGonagall, born in Edinburgh, lived much of his life in Dundee, by the river Tay. His most famous poem is called The Tay Bridge Disaster . One cannot help but try to admire the opening lines:
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Over 125 years ago, barely a year and a half after the Tay Railway Bridge was built, William McGonnagal composed his poem about the Tay Bridge Disaster, the poem about Britain’s worst-ever civil engineering disaster. Over 80 people lost their lives in the fall of the
Tay Bridge Disaster
The Tay Bridge Disaster occurred during a storm on Sunday 28 December 1879, when the first Tay Rail Bridge collapsed as a train from Burntisland to Dundee passed over it, killing all aboard. The bridge—designed by Sir Thomas Bouch —used lattice girders supported by iron piers, with cast iron columns and wrought iron cross-bracing.
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The Tay Bridge disaster occurred during a violent storm on Sunday 28 December 1879 when the first Tay Rail Bridge collapsed while a train was passing over it from Wormit to Dundee, killing all aboard. The bridge—designed by Sir Thomas Bouch—used
The Tay Bridge Disaster
Good Heavens! the Tay Bridge is blown down, And a passenger train from Edinburgh, Which fill’d all the peoples hearts with sorrow, And made them for to turn pale, Because none of the passengers were sav’d to tell the tale How the disaster happen’d on the last
TAY BRIDGE DISASTER
· The Tay Bridge Poem was indeed written by an infamous poet. William Topaz McGonagall, poet and tragedian of Dundee, has been widely hailed as the writer of the worst poetry in the English language. A self-educated handloom weaver from Dundee, he discovered his discordant muse in 1877 and embarked upon a 25 year career as a working poet, delighting and appalling audiences across …
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· P eter Arnott has written enough plays to know you’re not supposed to structure them like this. The conventional way to tell the story of the rail bridge disaster of 1879, when 75 people lost
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Poems from his collection are still in print and available to purchase to this day. He is best known for his poem ‘The Tay Bridge Disaster’ which gives an account of the bridge’s collapse.