Notes--Romanticism

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Unformatted text preview: Brit Lit Romanticism Authors Dr. Washick Robert Burns Son of an unsuccessful farmer He takes over farm ; keeps failing Self-taught /reads literature, philosophy, theology Against Calvinism o Criticizes branches of the church 1786- First Collection of Poems published-claimed as a natural genius-natural wonder from the farms-Scot dialect mostly-Was supported by Wordsworth for use of common language-More Neoclassical in form To a Mouse Connecting with the natural world Building commonality The mouse is better off because it lives in the present Romanticism elements: nature, inter- musings, common language Rhyme scheme/structure: neoclassical To a Louse Should not be on a lady Lady reduced to jenny If we could see ourselves as others False separation between people Romantic: all are similar William Blake Visionary; crazy Educated at home In his time was known as engraver Publishes own books by himself 1789 Songs of Innocence comes out / French Revolution Innocence through innocent eyes Intro: piping, singing, writing external, internal, external permanent The Lamb (Innocence )- monosyllabic, lamb made by God The Tyger (Experience )- does not tell who made the tiger; experience, death, sin 1 | P a g e Brit Lit Romanticism Authors Dr. Washick The Little Black Boy (Innocence ) black child and white child - in heaven, no difference Little black boy is black because Gods radiance shines upon them White boy is actually inferior / not ready for Gods radiance in heaven The Chimney Sweeper (Innocence ) Shows how the children look at the world Many problems for the children working as chimney sweepers; child sold off to be chimney sweeper Accesses the reader your the people who read poetry Ironic homily at end (Experience ) Mother and father at church Attack against those who have put him there (God, priests, family, king) Who make a heaven of our misery From his misery, other lives are better William Wordsworth We are Seven Wordsworth supports the wise child Five children are still alive, two are dead; wise child insists they are still part of the seven Lines Written a few miles above Tintern Abbey Five years since hes been Has stereoscopic view: he change, came back; comes back different/changed Memory; seen this place as a child, but didnt really understand nature Seeing it again will remain with him Half create/ half perception Recollected in tranquility 2 | P a g e Brit Lit Romanticism Authors Dr. Washick [Nature]never did betray the hearer that loved her Spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings I wandered lonely as a cloud Nature himself Recollects in tranquility Solitary Reaper Lonely reaper singing Singing in another language Remembers and recollected...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL Various taught by Professor Various during the Spring '08 term at North Greenville.

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