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POETRY-1 (ENG403) LECTURE – 32. REVIEW OF THE POEM Theme Invocation to the Muse Belinda in her Bedroom Belinda’s Dream Prophecy of Danger Introduction.

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1 POETRY-1 (ENG403) LECTURE – 32

2 REVIEW OF THE POEM Theme Invocation to the Muse Belinda in her Bedroom Belinda’s Dream Prophecy of Danger Introduction of Spirits Belinda’s Lapdog Belinda Gets Up Belinda’s Dressing Table

3 REVIEW OF THE POEM Journey on the Boat Baron’s Plan Atmosphere at the Boat Ariel & other Sylphs Hampton Court Belinda Challenges The Game of Ombre Caricature of characters of Poem Coffee served Clarrisa

4 REVIEW OF THE POEM Ariel withdrew Baron cuts off Belinda’s Hair Baron’s Pride Umbriel Appeared The Journey to the Underworld The cave of Spleen Umbriel reached Belinda The Effect of Gifts Thalestris’ Speech

5 REVIEW OF THE POEM Sir Plume’s Request Baron’s response Umbriel’s 2 nd Trick Belinda’s Attitude Her Speech Clarissa’s Address Battle Between Sexes Belinda Won She demanded her lock Search for the Lock Immortality of the Lock

6 REPRESENTATIVE OF THE 18 th CENTURY SOCIETY Social & Cultural Life of 18 th Century Luxury-loving life New Found Wealth Craze for Fashion Preoccupied with trivialities Idle Gossip, back-biting Playing Cards Frivolities of love & sex games

7 REPRESENTATIVE OF THE 18 th CENTURY SOCIETY Intrigues & Courting Ladies liked being courted Played coquet Artificially embellished themselves Enjoyed collecting valuable things Mechanical life Affected Speech & Action

8 MIRROR TO THE 18 TH CENTURY ARISTOCRATIC SOCIETY (1) Belinda & Baron Life style Belinda as morning sun Integral part of Aristocratic society: Lapdogs Idealistic Dreams Status of pets Comparison of pets & lovers Fashion & Artificiality of Life

9 MIRROR TO THE 18 TH CENTURY ARISTOCRATIC SOCIETY (2) Obsession for Music Love for Parties/Balls Intrigues Gentlemen vie Vanities of Women Anxious to win men Dressing Table as a Holy Place Expensive & rare Objects Place of Bible

10 MIRROR TO THE 18 TH CENTURY ARISTOCRATIC SOCIETY (3) Art of Coquetry Pomp & Show- dress & sickness Ruled by Trivialities Husbands, lapdogs & China Jar Comparison of Brocade & Honour Amber Snuff-box Gossip, sing, laugh, ogle Coffee houses No purpose No Moral

11 THE RAPE OF THE LOCK AS A SATIRE ON THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SOCIETY Satirizes the social Practices Highlights the Obsessions of the Society Pinpoints the Trivialities Presents comparisons Identifies Frivolities of Elite Class

12 THE ROLE OF SUPERNATURAL ELEMENTS IN THE RAPE OF THE LOCK Inclusion of Spirits; ‘light militia’ Good &Evil Spirits Sylphs – Ariel Gnomes – Umbriel

13 EPIC An epic is long narrative poem about a hero containing the following elements: o Theme o an invocation to the muse o Battles o Romance o Supernatural elements o Journeys o Descent to the Underworld o Epic Similes

14 THE RAPE OF THE LOCK AS A MOCK-EPIC Fashionable 18 th Century Society Title of the Poem Structure of the poem Inclusion of Supernatural Elements Mimicry of Epic Actions Allusions to Classical Epic Presentation of Characters

15 THE MORAL OF THE RAPE OF THE LOCK No Explicit Moral Instances of Moral Values Clarissa’s Speech

16 THE RAPE OF THE LOCK Reconcile the warring families Presentation of the 18 th century society A Piece of Satire Mock-epic Employs the elements of Epic

17 COURSE OVERVIEW TopicsObjectives/ Application Lecture 1 Introduction Poetry To know the importance and types of poetry and to enable the students to analyze poems Lecture The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer To familiarize the students with narrative and descriptive poetry Lecture The Faerie Queene Edmund Spenser To familiarize the students with the concept of allegory Lecture Paradise Lost John Milton To familiarize the students with the concept of an epic. Lecture Love Songs Holy Sonnets John Donne To familiarize students of Metaphysical poetry and Holy Sonnets Lecture The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope To familiarize the students of the characteristic features of the neo- classical poetry and mock-epic genre.

18 LECTURE 1 Poetry Broad Categories of Poetry Different Types of Poetry Analysis of Poetry How to Analyze Poetry o Rhythm, meter, o Rhyme scheme o Literary Aspect o Figures of Speech Figures of Speech

19 LECTURE 2-6 The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer Background Introduction to 14 th century Important writers of 14 th century Biography of G. Chaucer Works & Three Periods of Influence Chaucer’s Language Introduction to The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales Analyzed text: Lectures 3-6

20 LECTURE 7 Topics for Discussion Different perspectives of Chaucer’s Poetry Picturesque quality Satire on the contemporary society Chaucer as a great story-teller Characteristics of his Poetry His Contribution to English Language His Contribution to English Poetry

21 LECTURE 8-13 The Faerie Queene Edmund Spenser Introduction to Elizabethan Age Influences leading to the Renaissance Important writers Edmund Spenser Notable Works The Faerie Queene Analyzed Text: Lecture 9-13

22 LECTURE 14 Topics for Discussion Invocation Epic & its Elements Epic & Romance Elements of Renaissance Elements of Reformation The Faerie Queene as an Allegory o Moral/Religious/Political/Personal Picturesque quality of his poetry

23 LECTURE Paradise Lost John Milton The Puritan Age Political and Social background Notable Writers John Milton His Literary Career The Paradise Lost Analyzed Text: Lecture 16-20

24 LECTURE 21 Topics for Discussion Paradise Lost Style of Paradise Lost Paradise Lost as an Epic Epic Similes in Paradise Lost Elements of Renaissance Elements of Reformation

25 LECTURE John Donne Metaphysical Poetry Love Songs & Holy Sonnets Biography Works o Poetry o Prose o Sermons Elements of Humanism Donne’s Individuality Analyzed Text: Lecture 23-25

26 LECTURE 26 Love Songs o Go and Catch a Falling Star o Love’s Alchemy o The Sun Rising o A Valediction: Of Weeping Holy Sonnets o Thou Hast Made Me o I am a Little World Made Cunningly o If poisonous minerals, and if that tree o Death, Be Not Proud

27 LECTURE The Rape of the lock Alexander Pope Background of the Neoclassical Age Characteristics of the Age Literary Genres Notable Writers Biography of Alexander Pope The Rape of the Lock Origin of the Poem Theme & Subject matter of the poem Analyzed Text: Lecture 28-31

28 LECTURE 32 Topics for Discussion Representative of the 18 th century society Mirror to the 18 th century aristocratic society The Rape of the Lock as a satire on the eighteenth century society The role of supernatural elements in the Rape of the Lock The Rape of the Lock as a mock-epic The Moral of the Rape of the Lock. Review of 32 Lectures


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