Unformatted text preview: How is this simile extended? “cloudless climes” “starry skies” “dark and bright” He wrote this poem for his cousin after seeing her at a formal party For what qualities does the speaker praise the woman? Where does her beauty come from? What elements of the poem are Romantic? What makes it different from Wordsworth’s Romanticism? Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Child Harold is the first Byronic Hero The Byronic hero is a leading figure in a literary work who, like a hero in Byron’s works, is flawed – overly emotional, introverted, and a little disreputable by conventional standards. Assuming that the speaker of these two stanzas is Childe Harold, what qualities do you imagine Harold to have? Does he fit the definition of the Byronic hero? Why, or why not?...
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- Fall '10
- Poetry, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, byronic hero, Childe Harold, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, George Gordon