Monthly Archives: March 2017

Presentation on William Wordsworth

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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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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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Notes on Charlotte Smith

Smith’s epic poem, “Beachy Head,” encapsulates many Romantic ideals – vibrant local imagery, the progression of thought in a field of vision, incorporation of many stations of life, a complex interaction with time and history, awareness of the meaner aspects … Continue reading

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