Byron becomes Byronicdark, melancholy, strong, idealistic, tormented. Women wanted
to save him, men wanted to be him. He died in Greece but supporting the cause so
Byronic myth starts and is one of great myths.
People would argue that Sir Walter Scott st
1818 was a remarkable year for Keats, his brother dies in his arms, he goes on a
walking tour, contracts tuberculosis, writes his first great poetry, and falls in love
with Fanny Brawn. He dies in 1821, he only has three years left.
Will not write m
Refuses to recant his beliefs and was cut off financially. He never had to work a day in
his lifehad enough personal income to do fine. He had trusts and such, small money,
but plenty to go off of.
Went to live in London with his friends and sisters and
When I have fears that I may cease to be
Keats is thinking of his own death, but when we look at the bottom we see that
this poem was written in January of 1818. The problem is that at that time he
hadnt gone on the walking tour, his brother hadnt died. T
Platonism believes that you store forms. You have an idea of the thing and then you see
something, and you know it is a desk because you have the form of deskness in your head.
Last paragraph describes innocence in perfect words.
Loving so much
Shelley is a poet, and is closer to the truth than us. The skylark who is above him, is even
Like a highborn maiden in a palace towerthe problem is we cant see the maiden (b/c
she is in tower), we can hear its beautiful music
Wordsworth and Swift caught up in what it means to be human. When swift looks at
human dilemma he defines that dilemma externally, socioeconomically, somehow we
need to develop economic plans that yield success for everyone. We need to be tender of
Wordsworth is half of a team initiallySamuel Taylor Coleridge being the other half
Born in 1772
Lives to be 62
One of the great intellects of the 19th century
Coleridge writes critical works on shakespearre that are still studied. Hes a
Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Well educated and strange. Graduated from Oxford or Cambridge, had remarkable career.
Published one book of juvenile work, and one play critically well received but not widely
read. Spent most of his life in the rest of Europe though
Byron drifts to Italy, Shelley later drifts to Italy. By this time he and Mary
Godwin (who has become Mary Godwin-Shelley) no longer are physical
materialists. They are not living the fast life now, they are scholars. Working and
thinking, become platoni