byron canto 2

byron canto 2 - Byron,,cont[FRAME Preface ,Portugal...

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Byron,  Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage , cont. [FRAME] Preface  -The poem offers descriptions of scenes Byron observed in Spain, Portugal,  Albania, Turkey, and Greece; -But Harold (says Byron) is a “fictitious character…introduced for the sake of  giving some connection to the piece” (56): He is “the child of imagination”; and not a hero to be imitated (p. 59). Epigraph  “The universe is a kind of book of which one has read only the first page when  one has seen only one’s own country.  I have leafed through a large enough  number, which I have found equally bad.  This examination was not at all  fruitless for me.  I hated my country.  All the impertinences of the different  peoples among whom I have lived have reconciled me to her.  If I had not drawn  any other benefit from my travels than that, I would regret neither the expense  nor the fatigue.” - Fougeret,  The Cosmopolitan, or the Citizen of the World  (1753) Canto I Introduces Harold, “a youth / Who ne in virtue’s ways did take delight” (ll.  10-11): o Given to riot and revelry and “ungodly glee” (l. 15); o “…felt the fullness of satiety” (l. 34):
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And now wants to leave his native land;
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course ENG 283 taught by Professor Bennion during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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