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Unformatted text preview: ENGL ISH 216 M I D TER M TER MS REV IEW Periodization The act of dividing a subject into historical eras for purposes of analysis in a study imposes false ideas on a writer * applying HOMOGENY to the period * by utilizing periodization you can compare and contrast Wordsworth and Coleridge * both authors have different styles but are in the different period they are categorized together * Romantics: 1780s-1830s * Victorian 1837-1901 Genre any category of a story being told, agreement of expectations between artist and readerthe agreement should satisfy the reader *Preface to Lyrical Ballads Wordsworth adds a twist... alters the genre in three ways: 1) turns epic inward self-reflexive (poetry is its own subject matter) shift towards democratic idea w/ middle-class hero 2) Shelley uses the genre as a way around intellectual status. Can discuss subjects in the male-sphere, such as politics, science Romanticism- rebellion against previous generation (one that was focused on order/reason) and a focus on imagination and self, 1780s-1830s. Started with an original 6 poets. Its focused on the imagination itself. a) The Romantic Sublime feeling of awe and fear, inspired by things too vast to understand. Used by Keats Ode to a Grecian Urn. Focuses on art or nature. 1) Ode to a Nightingale numbing pain ... his emotions are numbed. b) 2 nd Generation Romantics came away from self-reflexivity as much as reflexing on themselves through external objects like the urn. Lyric poetry condensed single speaker exploring the process of thought or single feeling *emphasizes the self *almost all poetry in class- Keats Epic Classified by: 1) Long narrative. 2) Story of hero represents larger group 3) Story of a journey (en media res) 4) Invocation to a Muse 5) Dignified Verse or Iambic Pentameter Is more self conscious than lyric poetry. Written with dignity and majesty. Romantics changed around the idea of Epic, it became a personal self- journey. The French Revolution (1789) and Reign of Terror(comes after FR) Revolution in France, where they were overthrowing the monarchy. (R of T) Court could either execute or acquit a person from their crimes= all the people on the losing side of the Revolution get executed. **signified a breaking off of the past. Romantics responded to it. Tintern Abbey was a recollection of a natural scene before the chaos began prior to becoming jaded by the idea of revolution....
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