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CMLT C255 The Great Odes of English Romantic Poetry (Keats, Shelley) Compare/contrast Vaughan, 100-183 and Oncourse anthology Some main points to cover: *Shelley’s “Aeolian lyre” and Keats’s “negative capability” *New awareness of nature etc. *The sheer beauty of language, *flexible model of mental process, stream of consciousness powers the poem *This poetry gives us a richer picture of the mind, which is no longer just didactic. It is now rounder, almost three-dimensional. *The loosening up of form goes with changes in the other arts Note Shelley’s poem on Mont Blanc and pictures of it. It must have made an impression on Mary Shelley. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Blanc_%28poem%29 From the bottom of the Nightingale Wiki you can actually get to a Nightingale sound at the British site. “Ode to the West Wind” (1819) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ode_to_the_West_Wind “Ode to a Nightingale” (1819) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ode_to_a_Nightingale “Ode to Autumn” (1819) or “To Autumn” http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/1136.html
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