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1 Romantic Poetry

2 “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Romantic Reaction Enlightenment Direct Response

4 Reaction Results Natural Emotional Personal

5 Romantic Poets William Wordsworth Samuel Taylor Coleridge John Keats

6 Wordsworth “The World Is Too Much with Us”
“It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free” “My Heart Leaps Up” “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802”

7 Italian Sonnets Octave: first eight lines Sestet: last six lines
Presents problem Sestet: last six lines Offers solution

8 Iamb An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable

9 My Heart Leaps Up (783) My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.

10 Syntax The arrangement of words in a line or sentence.

11 Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Kubla Kahn” “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

12 Think-Pair-Share Identify examples of alliteration throughout the poem. What words does the poet use to describe the pleasure dome in the first stanza? What descriptions do you see in the second stanza? How do lines indicate the power of the imagination? How does this poem relate to the Romantics focus on nature, emotion, and personal ideas?

13 Romantic Quests Beauty Truth

14 John Keats “I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination—what the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth—whether it existed before or not.” – John Keats

15 La Belle Dame sans Merci
Read (pg. 868) and answer (2, 3, 5, 7a) on pg. 870 What does the speaker ask the knight-at-arms in the first two stanzas? Summarize the story the knight tells in reply What do the knight’s words reveal about him? How do you interpret the knight’s dream in “La Belle Dame sans Merci”? How does “La Belle Dame sans Merci” exemplify the Romantic quest for beauty?

16 When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be
Read (pg. 869) and answer (4, 6, 7b) Summarize the speaker’s main fears in “When I have Fears…” What do these fears reveal about the speaker’s values and goals? What happens to the speaker’s fear’s in “When I have Fears….”? What tone is established in the concluding couplet? How does “When I Have Fears….” exemplify the Romantic quest for truth?

17 Ode An ode is a serious lyric poem with sincere tone and style

18 Ode on a Grecian Urn Who is the speaker of the poem, and who is the audience? Why might an “unheard” melody be sweeter than a “heard melody” (11-12)? What images does the poet present in the second, third and fourth stanzas?


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