Author Archives: Milka

Excerpt from my essay on Keats’ Poem “La Belle Dame sans Merci”

This essay was entitled “Nice Guys Finish Last: A Critical Examination of Manhood and Powerlessness in Keats’ La Belle Dame sans Merci” :…while the poem tends towards interpretations of love as a doomed concept, the centering of romantic love as merely … Continue reading

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On: The Byronic Hero

The Byronic Hero restless/moody prideful and alienated revenge and remorse secret, sinful past educated, sometimes noble by birth/intellectual pure love for “gentle” woman honor and courage dark, handsome, and mysterious individualism a physical marker/disability eloquence Thorslev’s Spectrum of the Byronic … Continue reading

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On: Don Juan

Don Juan In the dedication, Byron is incredibly critical of major, prominent poets Byron’s critiques on Wordsworth He’s doing this to make money off poetry Byron critiques his increasing conservatism these criques-specificially the one of money, is disgustingly hypocritical he … Continue reading

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On: Percy Shelley

Alastor Percy Shelley is a Neo-Platoist the true form, the perfect form exists somewhere else and what we see are imperfect manifestations of that Journeys and Enlightenment Alastor is about the journey to a sort of poetic enlightenment there isn’t … Continue reading

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Presentation on Percy Shelley

Percy Shelley Presentation

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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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