Unit 6 Activity: The Romantic Era Kaylee Andazola -...

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Analyzing Romantic Poetry Name: Kaylee Andazola In this task, you will closely examine a poem from the Romantic period. You will then write an essay that explains the poem by presenting a claim about it and providing an argument to support the claim. Your essay will also include an analysis of how specific elements affect the poem as a whole. Part A Choose a poem by one of the following poets: Thomas Gray William Blake William Wordsworth Samuel Taylor Coleridge Lord Byron Percy Bysshe Shelley John Keats Below are some suggested poems for this activity: "The World Is Too Much with Us" by William Wordsworth "Mutability" by Percy Bysshe Shelley "This Living Hand" by John Keats "Work Without Hope" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge However, if you prefer to work on a different poem, it's a good idea to read through the entire instructions for this activity first to ensure that you choose a poem that is appropriate in length and complexity for the essay you'll be submitting. Which poem did you choose, and what influenced your selection? Please answer in complete sentences. English 12 Sem B Unit 6 Activity: The Romantic Era
Analyzing Romantic Poetry Name: Kaylee Andazola Part B Once you have chosen a poem, read it carefully. Answer the following questions, in complete sentences, and use evidence from the poem where able to. What is the poem’s theme or central idea? People are busy on getting and spending. For the speaker, we waste our powers for nothingness. For us, nature is little and incomplete, People have given their hearts away.

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