Literature 09-02 Blake, Byron, Keats

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At the end of this class you'll be able:
  • To tell what "The Tyger" and "She Walks in Beauty" are about
  • To explain why these poems are "Romantic"
  • To analyse "La Belle Dame Sans Merci"

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Romantic Era

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The Tyger
Let's discuss the questions

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The Lamb
Little Lamb who made thee
         Dost thou know who made thee
Gave thee life & bid thee feed.
By the stream & o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing wooly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice!
         Little Lamb who made thee
         Dost thou know who made thee

         Little Lamb I'll tell thee,
         Little Lamb I'll tell thee!
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb:
He is meek & he is mild,
He became a little child:
I a child & thou a lamb,
We are called by his name.
         Little Lamb God bless thee.
         Little Lamb God bless thee.

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Why could you describe the The Tyger as a Romantic Poem?

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She Walks in Beauty
Let's discuss the questions

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Why is "She Walks in Beauty" a Romantic poem?

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John Keats (1795-1821)
  •  Died at 25, but wrote 54 poems.
  • He used classic poetic forms, but made them more modern.
  • In his own time he was not seen as a major Romantic poet.
  • he wanted "to create poetry in a world devoid of mythic grandeur, poetry that sought its wonder in the desires and sufferings of the human heart"
  • His parents died young, which made him the man of the family at a young age.
  • Began writing poety in 1814. These first poems were mainly political. 
  • He studied medicine, but gave up his job as a surgeon in  1816, to become a poet
  • He probably died of Tuberculosis

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La Belle Dame Sans Merci
  • A balad: They would sing and dance on this, so the structure of the poem and the rhyme would contribute to the rythm.
  •  About a knight who met a beautiful lady in the woods
  • His love quickly turns into obsession and she completely consumes his soul.
  • She leaves the knight hardbroken, with only his memory of her

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  •  What is the rhyme scheme?
  • ABCB
  • What is the Meter?
  • Iambic Tetrameter:
  • O what | can ail | thee, knight- | -at-arms,
  • Emphasis on every second beat -> Iambic
  • Four of these "iambs" per line -> Tetrameter

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Time to work
  •  Do the exercise on page 24 and 25
  • You can work together in groups of max 4
  • Everyone stays in the zoom, in case you have questions
  • Finished? Read the information about John Keats (p. 21-23)
  • This is also homework, so hand in your answers before class.
  • We will discuss your answers next week. Next week  we will watch the movie you will also have time to work on your DPS assignment (p.26-28).

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