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Romanticism

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1. “Still thou are blest, compared wi’ me!/ The present only toucheth thee:/ But och! I backward cast my e’e/ On prospects drear!/ An’ forward though I canna see,/ I guess an’ fear.” “To A Mouse”- dialect
2. “...wandered by the glassy brooks, / Thinking unutterable things; he threw / Himself at length within the leafy nooks / Where the wild branch of the cork forest grew; / There poets find materials for their books, / And every now and then we read them t Don Juan - Satire on Wordsworth
3. “When old age shall this generation waste,/ Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe/ Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,/ ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all/ Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.’’ "Ode on a Grecian Urn" - Apostrophe (in all odes, speaking to the urn); Anastrophe (switching word order); Theme of the piece (beauty is truth; truth beauty- art has a personal meaning to the individual who sees it; gives us importance of the past)
4. “Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,/ And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;/ Round many western islands have I been/ Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.” “Chapman’s Homer” - Allusion to Apollo (god of poetry); Keats never left England - comparing reading to the different realms (metaphor)
5. “Darkling I listen; and, for many a time/ I have been half in love with easeful Death,/ Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme,/ To take into the air my quiet breath;/ Now more than ever seems it rich to die...” "Ode to a Nightingale"- apostrophe; personification (Death)
6. “He became a little child:/ I a child & thou a lamb,/ We are called by his name.” “The Lamb” -repetition (the word “child”); combines the natural, human, and spiritual worlds with the word “lamb”
7. “Day after day, day after day,/ We stuck, nor breath nor motion;/ As idle as a painted ship/ Upon a painted ocean.” "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - Repetition (Day after day); Simile (As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean); Visual Imagery (painted ship)
8. “Then I told what a tall, upright, graceful person their great-grandmother Field once was, and how in her youth she was esteemed the best dancer – here Alice’s little right foot played an involuntary movement, till upon my looking grave, it desisted -- “Dream Children”- Visual imagery
9. “And so I interfered, and with the best / Intentions, but their treatment was not kind; / I think the foolish people were possessed, / For neither of them could I ever find, / Although their porter afterwards confessed-- / But that's no matter, and the Don Juan - Satirical; suggests Don Jose and Donna Inez were avoiding the narrator when he tried to interview them
10. “.... Burning bright,/ In the forests of the night;/ What immortal hand or eye/ Could frame thy fearful symmetry?” “The Tyger”- repetition (opening and closing stanzas)
11. “And so I dare to hope, /Though changed, no doubt, from what I was when first/ I came among these hills; when like a roe/ I bounded o'er the mountains, by the sides/ Of the deep rivers, and the lonely streams, /Wherever nature led: more like a man/ Fl “Tintern Abbey”- imagery; simile (when like a roe)
12. “Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere;/Destroyer and preserver; hear, oh hear!”
“Ode to the West Wind” - Paradox; Apostrophe and personification
13. “ When the stars threw down their spears/ And watered heaven with their tears:/ Did he smile his work to see?/ Did he who made the Lamb make thee?” “The Tyger” -Biblical Allusion (Lucifer is expelled from heaven)
14. “And now there came both mist and snow,/ And it grew wondrous cold:/ And ice, mast-high, came floating by,/ As green as emerald.” "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" color imagery, simile
15. “FIVE years have past; five summers, with the length/ Of five long winters! and again I hear/ These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs /With a soft inland murmur.” “Tintern Abbey”- personification, auditory imagery
16. “Then felt I like some watcher of the skies,/ When a new planet swims into his ken;/ Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes/ He star'd at the Pacific—and all his men/ Look'd at each other with a wild surmise—/ Silent, upon a peak in Darien.” - “Chapman’s Homer” - Personification (planet swimming); Allusion to Cortes and Darien; Similes
17. “The best laid schemes of mice an’ men/ Gang aft a-gley,/ An’ lea’e us nought but grief and pain,/ For promised joy.” “To A Mouse”- slant rhyme; Dialect
18. “The languages, especially the dead, / The sciences, and most of all the abstruse, / The arts, at least all such as could be said / To be the most remote from common use,/ In all these he was much and deeply read: Don Juan- satire (education of the day)
19. “Dost thou know who made thee/ Gave thee life & bid thee feed,/ By the stream & o’er the mead;/ Gave thee clothing of delight,/ Softest clothing, wooly, bright...” “The Lamb”- tactile imagery
20. “And I have felt /A presence that disturbs me with the joy /Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime /Of something far more deeply interfused, /Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,/ And the round ocean and the living air,/ And the blue sky... “Tintern Abbey”- personification
21. “She walks in beauty, like the night/ Of cloudless climes and starry skies;/ And all that’s best of dark and bright/ Meet in her aspect and her eyes;/Thus mellowed to that tender light/Which heaven to gaudy day denies.” - “She Walks in Beauty” - Alliteration (starry skies, cloudless climes)
22. “The ice was here, the ice was there,/The ice was all around:/It cracked and growled, and roared and howled,/Like noises in a swound!” - “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”- repetition; simile; Auditory imagery
Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,/ Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,/ Sylvan historian, who canst thus express/ .... What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape/ Of deities or mortals, or of both,/ In Tempe or the dales of Arcady “Grecian Urn” - allusion; apostrophe (speaking to urn), visual imagery
Therefore am I still/A lover of the meadows and the woods,/And mountains... From this green earth.../Of eye, and ear, both what they half create,/And what perceive; well pleased to recognize/ In nature and the language of the sense,/The anchor.... “Tintern Abbey”- Personification of nature; Parallelism; Theme (Presence of God in nature)
Women are told ...justly termed cunning, softness of temper, outward obedience, and a scrupulous attention to a puerile kind of propriety, will obtain for them the protection of a man; and should they be beautiful, everything else is needless... “A Vindication on the Rights of Women”- parallelism
O, mighty poet! Thy works are not as those of other men, simply and merely great works of art; but are also like the phenomena of nature, like the sun and the sea, the stars and the flowers,--like frost and snow, rain and dew, hail-storm and thunder... “On Knocking on the Gate in Macbeth”- apostrophe; parallelism (frost and snow, rain and dew, etc.)
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,/ And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,/ Tell that its sculptor well those passions read/ Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,/ The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed....” "Ozymandias" - Visual imagery (specific on how the face looks)
28. “For thou art with me here upon the banks/ Of this fair river; thou my dearest Friend,/ My dear, dear Friend; and in thy voice I catch/ The language of my former heart, and read/ Of thy wild eyes. Oh! yet a little while “Tintern Abbey”- apostrophe; allusion to his “dear friend” (sister); Personification of nature
29. “Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!/I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!/A heavy weight of hours has chain'd and bow'd/ One too like thee: tameless, and swift, and proud.” “Ode to The West Wind”- apostrophe; symbolism (thorns of life= obstacles/responsibilities)
30. “He,--- (and not Wordsworth), so pursued / His self-communion with his own high soul, / Until his mighty heart, in its great mood, / Had mitigated part, though not the whole / Of its disease; he did the best... Like Coleridge, into a metaphysician.” - Don Juan - Allusion to Wordsworth and Coleridge; Satire (makes fun of them)
31. “Nor wilt thou then forget,/ That after many wanderings, many years/ Of absence, these steep woods and lofty cliffs,/ And this green pastoral landscape, were to me/ More dear, both for themselves and for thy sake!” “Tintern Abbey” - Color imagery; theme (joy of the shared experience)
Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!/ No hungry generations tread thee down;/ The voice I hear this passing night was heard/ In ancient days by emperor and clown:/ Perhaps the self-same song that found a path/Through the sad heart of Ruth... “Ode to a Nightingale” by Keats - Allusion to Ruth in the Bible; Apostrophe (talking to the bird)
33. “’We are not of Alice, nor of thee, nor are we children at all. We are only what might have been, and must wait upon the tedious shores of Lethe millions of ages before we have existence and a name...’” “Dream Children”- allusion (reference to Lethe, the river of dreams)
34. “The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,/The furrow followed free;/ We were the first that ever burst/ Into that silent sea.” - “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” - alliteration
35. “Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,/ But being too happy in thine happiness,—/That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees/ In some melodious plot/ Of beechen green, and shadows numberless, /Singest of summer in full-throated ease.” - “Ode to a Nightingale” - apostrophe; allusion (dryad from Greek mythology)
36. “Water, water, every where,/ And all the boards did shrink;/Water, water, every where,/ Nor any drop to drink.” - “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” - irony (couldn’t drink the water even though they were surrounded by it); repetition
If then women are not a swarm of ephemeron triflers, why should they be kept in ignorance under the specious name of innocence? Men complain, and with reason, of the follies and caprices of our sex “A Vindication on the Rights of Women” - Discusses the theme, no real literary devices
38. “She knew the Latin--that is, "the Lord's prayer," / And Greek--the alphabet--I'm nearly sure; / She read some French romances here and there, / Although her mode of speaking was not pure;/ For native Spanish she had no great care, Don Juan- satire (education of the day)
39. “And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,/So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,/ The smiles that win, the tints that glow,/ But tell of days in goodness spent,/A mind at peace with all below,/ A heart whose love is innocent!” - “She Walks in Beauty”- theme (internal beauty is reflected by the exterior)
40. “Her lips were red, her looks were free,/Her locks were yellow as gold:/ Her skin was as white as leprosy,/The Nightmare Life-in-Death was she,/Who thicks man's blood with cold.” “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” color imagery, simile
A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing,/And mischief-making monkey from his birth;/His parents ne'er agreed except in doting/ Upon the most unquiet imp on earth; / Instead of quarrelling, had they been but both in/Their senses, they'd have sent young ma - Don Juan - Satire (upbringing of Don Juan) ; Foreshadows stuff later on (manners)
42. “Nothing beside remains. Round the decay/ Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare/ The lone and level sands stretch far away.” "Ozymandias" - irony; alliteration
43. “All in a hot and copper sky,/The bloody sun, at noon,/Right up above the mast did stand,/No bigger than the moon.” “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” color imagery; visual imagery
44. “And, by the incantation of this verse,/ Scatter, as from an unextinguish'd hearth/ Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!/ Be through my lips to unawaken'd earth/ The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,/ If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” “Ode to the West Wind”- theme (spreading idea of revolution, overthrow of tyranny); symbolism (winter = tyranny, the way things are now; spring = change, revolution)
45. “Some women use their tongues--she _looked_ a lecture, /Each eye a sermon, and her brow a homily...” - Don Juan - Satire (how Donna Julia looked);
46. “Alone, alone, all, all alone,/Alone on a wide wide sea!/ And never a saint took pity on/My soul in agony.” Rime of the Ancient Mariner- repetition
Would men but generously snap our chains, and be content with rational fellowship instead of slavish obedience, they would find us more observant daughters, more affectionate sisters, more faithful wives, more reasonable mothers-in a word.. “A Vindication on the Rights of Women”- parallelism - reiterates the theme (be assertive, remain feminine)
48.“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard/ Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;/ Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear'd,/ Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone...” “Grecian Urn” - paradox
49. “Away! away! for I will fly to thee,/ Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards,/ But on the viewless wings of Poesy,/Though the dull brain perplexes and retards...” “Ode to a Nightingale” Allusion (Bacchus, Poesy)
50. “The effect was, that it reflected back upon the murder a peculiar awfulness and a depth of solemnity; yet, however obstinately I endeavored with my understanding to
comprehend this, for many years I never could see why it should produce such an effect.” “On Knocking on the Gate in Macbeth” - Beginning of critical impressionism (reveals that he is struck by the psychological phenomenon when the knocking begins)
51. “He prayeth best, who loveth best/ All things both great and small;/For the dear God who loveth us,/He made and loveth all." “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” - theme (reverence for nature; everything has an importance in nature)
Songs of Innocence Blake
Songs of Experience Blake
considered a visionary Blake
an engraver Blake
"The Lamb" Blake
"The Tyger" Blake
national poet of Scotland Burns
wrote in dialect Burns
poor plowman/farmer Burns
"To a Mouse" Burns
"Red Red Rose" Burns
"Auld Lange Syne" Burns
poet laureate Wordsworth
meditative nature poet Wordsworth
preface to the second lyrical ballads Wordsworth
in paris on the 1st anniversary of the storming of the bastille Wordsworth
"Tintern Abbey" Wordsworth
"The World Is Too Much With Us" Wordsworth
"London, 1802" Wordsworth
first publication of lyrical ballads Coleridge
dug addiction Coleridge
engaged to Dorothy Wordsworth Coleridge
attempts to make the unusual seem common Coleridge
deals with supernatural Coleridge
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Coleridge
the idea of the outcast byronic hero, Byron
clubbed foot Byron
prototype of literary romanticism Byron
writes about relationship Byron
greek national hero Byron
"She Walks in Beauty" Byron
Don Juan Byron
wrote about tyrrany Shelley
spent most of his time running from creditors Shelley
ended in italy Shelley
expelled from oxford Shelley
died in the boat don juan Shelley
"Ozymandias" Shelley
"Ode to the West Wind" Shelley
major themes: death, art and the importance of art in life Keats
negative capability Keats
licensed apothecary Keats
whole family died Keats
had tuberculosis Keats
"When I have Fears" Keats
"Chapman's Homer" Keats
"Ode to a Nightingale" Keats
"Ode to a Grecian Urn" Keats
could not get married b/c he was caring for sister Lamb
introduces familiar essay Lamb
modern editorials Lamb
"Dream Children" Lamb
feminist Wollenstonecraft
women should assert themselves but remain feminine Wollenstonecraft
Vindication of the Rights of Women Wollenstonecraft
opium addict DeQuincey
critical impressionism DeQuincey
"On Knocking on the Gate in Macbeth" DeQuincey
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