5H Lit - Romanticism

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Slide 1 - Tekstslide

The Romantic Period
  • Historical context
  • A poem about daffodils?
  • Jane Austen, a Romantic author
  • My Last Duchess

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

What are the main themes
of Romantic literature?

Slide 3 - Woordweb

Historical context
Late 18th / early 19th century: great changes!

  • Society: industrial cities; poverty among workers
  • Nature: large-scale environmental pollution
  • Great wealth vs great poverty

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Romantic period
Very different from Age of Reason!

Romantic > "romance" > story of adventure + imagination

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Main themes
  • the beauty and value of nature 
  • idealization of the countryside and country people 
  • the (idealized) past 
  • distant and exotic cultures 
  • children (innocent, not yet corrupted by the world) 
  • the supernatural

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

William Wordsworth
1770 - 1850 
The Lake District
Lyrical Ballads

  • Tried to bring poetry withing reach of ordinary people
  • Used normal, everyday language
  • Subjects were simple, uneducated country folk

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Slide 8 - Kaart

I Wandered Lonely ... 1
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. 

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

I Wandered Lonely ... 2
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

I Wandered Lonely ... 3
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought: 

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

I Wandered Lonely ... 4
For oft, when on my couch I lie  
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

- Go to reader&workbook 
p. 14-15
- Do assignment 6.1


Slide 13 - Tekstslide

Jane Austen
  • Focused on practical social issues
  • Importance of love and common sese
  • Elegant style with wit and humour

Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility /Emma
Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

Slide 15 - Video

My Last Duchess
Poem by Robert Browning (1812-1889)
Best known for his dramatic monologues

Read the poem (p. 17-18) and do 
assignment 7 (p. 18-19)


Slide 16 - Tekstslide

What are the main themes
of Romantic literature?

Slide 17 - Woordweb

Watch Pride & Prejudice and do assign. 6 (p. 16)

Slide 18 - Tekstslide