Blair K (2004) The Heart in Victorian Poetry. Literature Compass, 1 (1). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-4113.2004.00009.x
This article argues for the importance of heart imagery in Victorian poetry, and briefly outlines how changes in the conception of the heart - both as a physical organ and as a poetic image - are intimately linked to contemporary anxieties about feeling and emotional expression.
Literature Compass: Volume 1, Issue 1