Romantic Poetry: Homework Schedule

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... Continue Reading →

Romantic Poetry: Life and Death

‘Compare and contrast Keats and Shelley’s presentation of life and death in their poetry’   Through their poetry, both John Keats and Percy Shelley present the themes of life and death, reflecting their personal philosophies and state of mind during the social and political context of the Romantic era. In particular, Keats’ ‘To Autumn’ and... Continue Reading →

Consider how Romantic Poets present the Sublime

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... Continue Reading →

John Keats: Exemplar Analysis

How are themes of transience and eternity presented in Keats’ poetry?   Immortality and transience are both intrinsic elements to Keats’ poetry both ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ and ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’. They are simultaneously sought after and championed despite the duality they demonstrate on the spectrum of experience. Both Odes, in this form,... Continue Reading →

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