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Notes on Gray and 18th Century Novel

Notes on Gray and 18th Century Novel - Romantic Feeling...

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The Most Famous Poem in Europe Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Today: The Eighteenth-Century Novel Gray’s ‘Elegy’ please note: for next time, we switch to the second volume in our Anthology Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe (1719) Moll Flanders (1722) Samuel Richardson pioneered the ‘epistolary novel’ (novel written in the form of letters between its characters) Pamela (1740-41) Clarissa (1748-49) Henry Fielding Tom Jones Joseph Andrews Laurence Sterne Tristram Shandy (1760-67) Shift from Classic to Romantic
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Classic: Thought, Wit, Symmetry, Reason; Cities, Buildings
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Unformatted text preview: Romantic: Feeling, Passion, the Sublime, the Unconscious; Nature, the Wild What is an ‘elegy’? pre-1700:a poem about romantic trials Donne ‘Elegy 19’ post-1700:a poem about loss, especially through death Gray’s ‘Elegy’ The ‘Graveyard School of Poetry’ The Structure of the ‘Elegy’ 1-16: Moment and Scene 17-97: far from the madding crowd 98-116: hypothetical future elegy (spoken aloud) 117-128: ‘The Epitaph’ (written)...
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