Lecture Notes—Shelley

Lecture Notes—Shelley - Milton’s Paradise...

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Lecture Notes—Shelley, “The Trumpet of a Prophecy” Percy Bysshe Shelley— Romantic Writer, Idealist, Skeptic, Radical, key myth: Prometheus ‘Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.’ A Defence of Poetry (1821) Married Mary (Wollstonecraft) Godwin, who later wrote Frankenstein (1818) under the name Mary Shelley subtitle to that work: “The Modern Prometheus”, epigraph from
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Unformatted text preview: Milton’s Paradise Lost George III, reigned 1760-1820 “Peterloo” Massacre August 16, 1819 “To Wordsworth” “Ozymandius” “England in 1819” “Ode to the West Wind”— ambitious ode, written in tercets (three-line stanzas) cycle of nature – spiritual regeneration stanza 1: earth stanza 2: sky stanza 3: sea stanza 4: empathy stanza 5: trumpet of a prophecy...
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