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

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1 Romantic Poetry

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

3  Enlightenment  Direct Response Romantic Reaction

4  Natural  Emotional  Personal Reaction Results

5  William Wordsworth  Samuel Taylor Coleridge  John Keats Romantic Poets

6  “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” Wordsworth

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

8  An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable Iamb

9 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. My Heart Leaps Up (783)

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

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

12  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? Think-Pair-Share

13  Beauty  Truth Romantic Quests

14 “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 John Keats

15  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? La Belle Dame sans Merci

16  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? When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be

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

18  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? Ode on a Grecian Urn


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