A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home or distance learning for A-level Romantic Poetry: How is Nature presented in Romantic Poetry?
Exploring the role of Nature in the works of Romantic Poets William Blake and William Wordsworth. Nature is presented as an essential constituent within Romantic poetry, encompassing the intrinsic pastoral reverence of poets belonging to the Romantic movement. Both William Blake and William Wordsworth are avid disciples of the championing of the natural world and [...]
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Explore the ways change is presented in Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth and one other poem of your choice. Both Romantic poets William Wordsworth and John Keats ruminate on the essential nature of change in our lives in their poetry through the symbolic representation of Nature in the seasons; sense of ageing and [...]
Romanticism: Our home study schedule Week 1: Read ‘Pastoral Poetics’ for William Blake. Highlight and make notes ready for discussion. Read the introduction of The Cambridge Introduction to British Romantic Poetry p1-16 Week 2: Read ‘A few lines written about Tintern Abbey’ ahead of analysis Read and annotate Growth of the Classical in [...]
Write about the significance of Nature in the poem, and the speaker’s relationship with Nature: In regards to William Wordsworth and his poetry, including ‘Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey’, nature is one of the most prevalent and significant themes, an overriding thread used to highlight his spirituality, personal traumas and socio-political [...]
Anonymous exemplar essay exploring the Sublime in: William Wordsworth's 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey' Lord Byron's 'Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed From a Skull’ Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' Consider how poets within the Romantic anthology present themes of the Sublime The presentation of the Sublime [...]