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GRE Literature: Romantic Poets And Poetry

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1. Coleridge - Note the unusual and recognizable metre. Coleridge divides the poem into seven parts. Most of the stanzas in the poem have four lines; several have five or six lines. In the four-line stanzas - the second and fourth lines usually rhyme. I

2. Unfinished closet drama by Shelley celebrating Prometheus as a rebel against the gods--part of his larger anti-authoritarian project

3. English poet - Romantic - literary critic and philosopher who - with his friend William Wordsworth - was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets (as well as coauthor of the Lyrical Ballads!). He is probably best k

4. Byron; the dramatic poem contains supernatural elements - in keeping with the popularity of the ghost story in England at the time. It is a typical example of a Romantic closet drama.

5. Shelley - Actually in terza rima (interlocking rhyme). Wind as the bringer of life.

6. English Romantic poet who rebelled against English politics and conservative values. Considered with his friend Lord Byron a pariah for his life style. He drew no essential distinction between poetry and politics - and his work reflected the radical

7. Adapted from Boccaccio'S Decameron - it is written in ottava rima (the stanza form that Byron brought back from Italy).

8. Keats - planned as an epic poem - to tell of the dethronement of Saturn and the earlier gods by Jupiter and the other divinities of Olympus - and especially of the overthrow of Hyperion - the sun-god - by Apollo. Keats has to some extent imitated Mil

9. Long narrative poem by Lord Byron - describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who - disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry - looks for distraction in foreign lands.

10. Shelley - An Italian sonnet on the transitory nature of things (all except poetry!)

11. Keats - - Keats' first poem. Petrarchan/Italian Sonnet (octet and sestet). The octave presents a situation - attitude - or problem that the sestet comments upon or resolves - as in John Keats'S 'On First Looking into Chapman'S Homer.

12. Keats - - Ballad-like. The poet meets a knight by a woodland lake in late autumn. The man has been there for a long time - and is evidently dying. The knight says he met a beautiful - wild-looking woman in a meadow. He visited with her - and decked h

13. Keats - Written after Keats heard a nightingale outside his window and started musing about death. Horatian Ode with iambic pentameter lines and one with iambic trimeter.

14. Blake - A series of texts written in imitation of biblical prophecy but expressing Blake'S own intensely personal Romantic and revolutionary beliefs. Like his other books - it was published as printed sheets from etched plates containing prose - poet

15. Lord Byron - 'She Walks in Beauty...' (1814).

16. Coleridge - This poem - the first part of which was written in 1797 - is also a fragment. Coleridge had wanted to include it in the 1800 Lyrical Ballads - but it was not yet finished; it was still incomplete when he finally published it in 1816. As i

17. William Wordsworth in Lyrical Ballads. Part of the series of 'Lucy' poems - about the unremarked life and death of a remarkable young rural girl. Cf. Gray'S 'Country Church Yard' on the theme of mortality - memorialization - etc.

18. 'A THING of beauty is a joy for ever' - Keats; Told in 4000 lines of the love of the moon goddess Cynthia for the young shepherd Endymion. Written in heroic couplets (rhymed lines of iambic pentameter).

19. English poet - painter - and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime - Is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. Major works: Songs of Innocence and Experience - The Marriag

20. English poet - b. London. His first volume of poems appeared in 1817. It included ' I stood tip-toe upon a little hill -' 'Sleep and Poetry -' and the famous sonnet 'On First Looking into Chapman'S Homer.' He died of tuberculosis in Rome. One of the

21. Shelley - (An Elegy on the Death of John Keats) - Written in Spenserian stanzas like Keats' 'Eve of St. Agnes.' It is a pastoral elegy - which is a call to mourning - invocation of the muse and the sympathy of nature with death - procession of the mo

22. Wordsworth

23. Shelley - Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni - The highest peak in Europe - was the pinnacle of reaching the sublime. Inspired to look inward by the sight of the river valley - Shelley has a sudden and clear understanding of the workings of his mi

24. An idealised but flawed character whose attributes include: being a rebel - having a distaste for social institutions - being an exile - expressing a lack of respect for rank and privilege - having great talent - hiding an unsavoury past - being hig

25. One of Byron'S most popular works in his lifetime - was loosely modeled on Goethe'S anti-hero - Faust. Byron'S influence was manifested by many authors and artists of the Romantic movement during the 19th century and beyond. An example of such a her

26. Shelley - Identify Shelley by his interest in how Natural things are just manifestations of a deeper and intrinsically poetic divinity

27. The upheaval in Keats' life lead him to a poetic place - and that journey is mapped within the careful story of young Madeline and her husband to be - Porphyro. The joining of the brave poetic spirit - Porphyro - with the innocent receptacle of the p

28. Unfinished poem by S. T. Coleridge - Look for: Abyssinian maid - Xanadu - Mount Abora - other fanciful names. Iambic tetrameter and pentameter with interlocking end rhymes

29. Shelley - Tells of Shelley'S decision to devote his life to the pursuit of ideals. 'Intellectual' refers to the ideal Platonic spirit apprehended by the mind - over the faint and fleeting information of the senses.

30. Lyrical Ballads (pub. with Coleridge) - his appreciation of rustic life and diction as a poetic subject - lucy poems

31. Keats - inspired by a Wedgwood copy of a Roman copy of a Greek vase. It also contains the most discussed two lines in all of Keats'S poetry - ''Beauty is truth - truth beauty -' - that is all/Ye know on earth - and all ye need to know.' The exact me

32. English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among his best-known works are the brief poems 'She Walks in Beauty' - 'When We Two Parted' - and 'So - we'll go no more a roving' - in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold'S Pilgri