Romantic Poetry

Homework Schedule

Definitions & Key Themes of Romanticism

Authorial Context in the Romantic Era

Writing an Essay Introduction on the Romantics

Exemplar Essay on the Sublime

William Blake

Songs of Innocence: Holy Thursday

Songs of Experience: Holy Thursday

Songs of Experience: The Sick Rose

Songs of Experience: The Tyger

The Tyger Annotated

Songs of Experience: London

London Revision


William Wordsworth

Lines Written in Early Spring

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey

Ode: Imitations of Immortality


Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Gustav Dore’s Illustrations to accompany lines from ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’


Lord Byron

Lines Inscribed upon a Cup Formed from a Skull

Fare Thee Well

So We’ll Go no more a Roving

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Cold Earth Slept Below

Stanzas Written in Dejection, near Naples

Ode to the West Wind

The Question


John Keats

Ode to a Nightingale 

Ode on a Grecian Urn 

To Autumn

Ode on Melancholy

Sonnet on the Sea



Emily Brontë

To a Wreath of Snow

R. Alcona to J. Brenzaida

Julian M. and A.G. Rochelle

Last Lines




Wider Reading

A Grander and Better World: The Many Interpretations of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Katherine Crooks 

The Archetypes of Literature by Northrop Frye 

The Romantics: Solipsism, Poetry and Frankenstein





Jancke Schwartz