William Blake: ‘The Sick Rose’ Experience

William Blake: ‘The Sick Rose’ Experience

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?

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 [...]

The Romantics: Context

The Romantics: Context

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiRWBI0JTYQ&list=PLwaLIaLu8wcxR40SjvHa3KGMrLcYyAuLH&index=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2-EA6doUf4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InpMnEPiQZA Podcasts Podcast: Revolutions, Rebels and Romantics (Part 1) Podcast: Revolutions, Rebels and Romantics (Part 2) Podcast: Romanticism Podcast: The Enlightenment

William Blake: ‘The Tyger’

William Blake: ‘The Tyger’

A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning on William Blake's 'The Tyger' from his collection Songs of Experience: The Tyger Annotated

William Blake: ‘Holy Thursday’ Innocence

William Blake: ‘Holy Thursday’ Innocence

A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: William Blake: 'Holy Thursday' Innocence Annotated Poem Radio 4 Podcast: In Our Time 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' GetRevising: Criticisms for William Blake GetRevising: William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience notes

Wordsworth and Keats: Exemplar Analysis

Wordsworth and Keats: Exemplar Analysis

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 [...]

Romantic Poetry: Homework Schedule

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 [...]

The Significance of Nature in ‘Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey’

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 [...]