Class Notes English 222

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Class Notes: Don Juan 28/02/2008 11:29:00 Clearly tied to the epic tradition - Very long - Narrative - There is a clear hero - Significant action - Tone is one of “high seriousness” (in a real epic) - Effaced (invisible) narrator  Byron is very conscious of the epic tradition because he is  mocking it - There is a whole class of these types of poems, aptly named “mock epics” Mock Epics - Mock epics are parodies of epic poems and epic form - Rather than a serious tone, mock epics are comedic Form (Don Juan) - Ottava Rima - Rhymes are multisyllabic - Rhymes are also feminine Criminal conversation acts Difficult to place in the romantic period
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Class Notes: The Dramatic Monologue 28/02/2008 11:29:00 - The dramatic monologue is the great innovation of the Victorian age Many Victorian poets wrote almost exclusively in the form of the dramatic  monologue -  The dramatic monologue can be compared to taking a play and carving it down  to just one speech It would be a speech by only one of the players in the play, but it would give  enough information to give a sense of setting, who the speech was directed to  etc. -  The major difference between the dramatic monologue and the romantic ode is  that though they are both traditionally written in the first person, in the dramatic  monologue “I” cannot necessarily be identified as the author himself The speaker can be a different sex, as well as from a different social class,  time, place, etc… -  Poets like Tennison and Browning may have began writing romantic odes in  order to distance themselves as authors from their audience(s) -  Romantic odes were usually written in conversational language.  This tradition  is carried over to the dramatic monologue, if for no other reason than because the  speaker in a dramatic monologue is speaking  to someone else.
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