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1 The Arsenal at Springfield Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2 The Arsenal at Springfield Antiwar poem Antiwar poem Description of war is disturbing and loud where as the description of peace is inviting Description of war is disturbing and loud where as the description of peace is inviting

3 Literary Devices Simile Simile Like a huge organ (line 2) Like a huge organ (line 2) Alliteration Alliteration Loud lament (line 7) Loud lament (line 7) Consonance Consonance Line 4 Line 4 Assonance Assonance Line 14 Line 14 Repetition Repetition

4 Literary Devices Parallel structure Parallel structure Using the same pattern of words Using the same pattern of words Stanza 6 Stanza 6 Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia Words that mimic the sound they make Words that mimic the sound they make Bursting and rattling (lines 25 and 26) Bursting and rattling (lines 25 and 26)

5 Characteristics of Romanticism Romanticism = value feeling and intuition over reason (Nature is good; city is bad) Romanticism = value feeling and intuition over reason (Nature is good; city is bad) Exotic settings in natural places Exotic settings in natural places Reflect on natural world, until dull reality fell away Reflect on natural world, until dull reality fell away Emotional and intellectual awakening Emotional and intellectual awakening

6 Writing What are the ways in which The Arsenal at Springfield embody the characteristics of Romanticism? What are the ways in which The Arsenal at Springfield embody the characteristics of Romanticism?

7 Romantic writing Is it, O man, with such discordant noises, With such accursed instruments as these, Is it, O man, with such discordant noises, With such accursed instruments as these, Thou drownest Nature's sweet and kindly voices, Thou drownest Nature's sweet and kindly voices, And jarrest the celestial harmonies? And jarrest the celestial harmonies? Were half the power, that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts: Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts:

8 Romantic writing War and man made problems are bad and nature is sweet and kind War and man made problems are bad and nature is sweet and kind If men put their money and power into nature then there would be an emotional and intellectual awakening where war would end and happiness would be achieved If men put their money and power into nature then there would be an emotional and intellectual awakening where war would end and happiness would be achieved


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