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5 Steps for Reading Poetry
1. Read the poem at least twice
2. Paraphrase each sentence (put in own words)
3. Look for/examine poetic devices/structure
4. Express the poems main ideas in one sentence
5. How does the poem fit in with Romanticism?
3 Characteristics of Romanticism
1. Simplicity and directness of language
2. Expression of spontaneous, intensified feelings
3. Appreciation for nature – observing nature can lead to a greater understanding of oneself world
Wordsworth and Coleridge
Had a connection between the soul and nature
Common people and settings
Strange and Exotic
“Lyrical Ballard” 1798
Published by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge to start Romantic movement
What ended Coleridge’s friendship with Wordsworth?
His serious health problems, relied on pain killers (hurt his poetry), ended his marriage and friendship with Wordsworth
Most significant event of the romantic age
Who wrote “London, 1802”?
When was “London, 1802” written?
When Wordsworth returned from a trip to France (during French Rev.
An apostrophe. calls upon spirit of Milton to return and bring help for moral and spiritual stagnation
Who is Milton?
Apostrophe. Milton’s powers compared to the sky and sea. Milton didn’t seek fame, just to be closer to God
“London, 1802” relate to Romanticism
Intense feelings, longing for the past
Poetic Devices – “London, 1802”
Paradox, Personification, Allusion, Apostrophe, and Alliteration
Who wrote “The World is Too Much With US”?
Meaning of “TWITMWU”
We waste our time and don’t “see” nature
“TWITMWU” main idea
Human race is too focused on material things and not enough on nature; too materialistic – to concerned with receiving to much: because of this we don’t connect with nature/ don’t appreciate it
“TWITMWU” relate to romanticism
Strong feeling, responses in nature
Poetic Devices – “The World is Too Much With Us”
Personification, Alliteration, Allusion, and Imagery
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
More than any other Romantic Poet – explores the powers of the imagination
Public speaker – usually about other poets, literature, etc.
Coleridge was involved in…?
Who wrote “Kubla Khan”?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Who is Kubla Khan?
Ruler of Mongol Empire in China (13th Century)
What is “Kubla Khan”?
A dream, poem about writing a poem
Poetic Devices – “Kubla Khan”
Internal Rhyme, Alliteration, and Assonance
Expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker
Word choice and word order
Repetition of initial consonant sounds – Kubla Khan, Dome Decree, Woman Wailing
Repetition of the final consonant sound in un-rhymed words – far and war, midway and waves
Repetition of a vowel sound in un-rhymed words – device and ice
Rhyming words within a line of poetry
Using “like” or “as”
Refers to something the reader is expected to know – Greek God’s (Proteus&Triton)