Monthly Archives: May 2017

Notes on Romanticism

It is interesting to see how much the Romantic Era has its effect in the clothing of people. It was time of political, artistic, literary changes but it also bought significant changes to the Victorian fashion. The French-revolution was epoch-making … Continue reading

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Shelley

Shelley was definitely one of the rebel poets. His progressive and political ideas were an inspiration to many readers. Not discussed in this class, but I read his “Prometheus Unbound” for a paper and loved the Greek mythology transformed by … Continue reading

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Lord Byron

Lord Byron was very celebrated for his poetry in his time. Many people had considered him the face of Romantic Era. I don’t know how much I can agree with that. There are some records of his frivolous life style. … Continue reading

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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth was considered as the central figure of the English Romantic Movement. Nature is a prominent recurring theme in many of his poems. And they reflect the change in thought process over the years. His earlier poems show his … Continue reading

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Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith was born into a wealthy family and she received extension education as a child. Her boarding school taught her to write Sonnets which later turned out to be beneficial for her while writing Elegiac Sonnets. The Ups and … Continue reading

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John Clare

John Clare was not born in wealth. He was born in a farmer’s family where poetry or the luxury of reading was not considered normal. But he read poems to parents in hope of their approval and his father saw … Continue reading

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Slavery and abolition:

It has been a hard topic to go through. John Newton’s journal was terribly difficult to read. He talked about slavery as it was a very normal thing. Black people were reduced to commodities and their deaths were just another … Continue reading

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