Monthly Archives: March 2017

Presentation on William Wordsworth

Presentation Summary Wordsworth

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On: William Wordsworth

In, the poem, “Tintern Abbey” There is Wordsworth’s realization of God in nature got sensuous delight in it- probably the only sensuality in his poetry especially in contrast to Byron, Keats, and Shelley Tintern Abbey impressed him most when he … Continue reading

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Notes on William Wordsworth

“Lines Written in Early Spring” Use of familiar/common language (no large, complicated words); Prosaic; Observation of nature’s blends and tangles; Observation of how man is set apart from the simple pleasure of nature – disruption in human spirit, despite being … Continue reading

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Anna Laetitia Barbauld Notes and Thoughts

Poets and meditation Leaving the locale in to the mind in order to Meditate, think of a number of things In “A Summer Evening Meditation” Very feminine and female centered She populated her poem with female figures- metaphorically appropriating male … Continue reading

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On Agency and Illumination: Class Discussion on March 1st

Nature was the manifestation of the divine Human agency vs. organic and natural Agency from God to nature Dual nature Antinomian- 1 :  one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace (see grace 1a) the moral law is … Continue reading

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Excerpt from my essay on Charlotte Smith’s Poem, “Beachy Head”

This essay was entitled: “Charlotte Smith: Exercises in the Elegiac” “If you have ever stepped out onto a coastal edge in the dark of the late night, the surreal beauty of genteel waves is overcome by an overwhelming understanding that … Continue reading

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Notes on The English Romantic Poets

English Romantic Poets Nature vs. Art: Artificial is natural for humans = favoring of art nature is superior because it is nature and unattainable; things created by men are imperfect and are open to criticism (French Revolution); nature replaces faith, … Continue reading

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