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1 The Arsenal at Springfield
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

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

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

6 Writing 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, Thou drownest Nature's sweet and kindly voices, 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:

8 Romantic writing 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


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