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Ch 8: Romantic Poetry in English Literature: Help and Review

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The Romantic Poetry in English Literature chapter of this College English Literature Help and Review course is the simplest way to master romantic poetry concepts. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of romantic poetry in English literature.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college English literature material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding romantic themes and styles.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about the Romantic poets and their works.
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  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra management learning resources at school.

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  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Romantic Poetry in English Literature chapter exam.

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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • Who were some of the key romantic poets, and what were some of their major poems?
  • How did the life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge resemble that of today's rock stars?
  • What romantic themes can be found in the works of Byron, Coleridge, Keats and Shelley?
  • How did the poetry of William Wordsworth celebrate nature?
  • How was the religious mysticism of William Blake reflected in his poetry?

31 Lessons in Chapter 8: Romantic Poetry in English Literature: Help and Review
Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

1. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Romantic poet or rock star? Ok, he's a Romantic poet. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the founders of the Romantic movement and how his life, full of drugs, women and poetry, is not too different from today's rock stars.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

3. Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

What do you like in a great story? Zombies? Mystery at sea? Ghosts? Large birds? What if you could have them all? You can! In this lesson, we're going to explore the famed Romantic poem ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,'' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Kubla Khan by Coleridge: Analysis and Summary

4. Kubla Khan by Coleridge: Analysis and Summary

In this lesson, you'll learn about Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan. It's a poem that's as famous for how it was written, a story involving drugs and a mysterious interruption, as the work itself.

Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

5. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.

Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis

6. Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis

When a complicated, fascinating writer like Lord Byron devotes a huge chunk of his life to a single, sprawling work, you're assured a product that's just like its author, except when it isn't. In this lesson, you'll learn about Lord Byron's epic masterpiece, 'Don Juan.'

Biography of Percy Shelley

7. Biography of Percy Shelley

If Percy Shelley were around today, you might find him at a Wall Street protest, buying quinoa at Whole Foods or falling in love with your sister. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this major Romantic poet, who followed his heart and ideals, no matter the outcome.

Percy Shelley's Ozymandias: Analysis and Themes

8. Percy Shelley's Ozymandias: Analysis and Themes

Throughout history, great leaders have come and gone, but great poems outlast them all. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of Percy Shelley's greatest poems, 'Ozymandias.'

Ode to the West Wind by Shelley: Analysis and Summary

9. Ode to the West Wind by Shelley: Analysis and Summary

If you were a leaf clinging to a tree in autumn, a gentle breeze might be pretty intimidating. In this lesson, we'll study Percy Shelley's take on this in his poem 'Ode to the West Wind' as well as how he hoped the wind would help spark a revolution.

John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes

10. John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes

Lots of poets only write for a few years, get discouraged by terrible reviews and never amount to much. And then there's John Keats. Despite a short life with an abbreviated literary career and ridicule from prominent critics, Keats' work would come to symbolize the Romantic poetry movement. Watch this lesson to learn more.

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer: Poem by John Keats

11. On First Looking into Chapman's Homer: Poem by John Keats

Did you ever read a book or see a movie that got you so excited that you wanted to tell someone about it? In the days before Twitter, what would you do? If you're John Keats, you might just write a sonnet about it. And that's how we got 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.'

Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats: Analysis and Summary

12. Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats: Analysis and Summary

In this lesson, learn about Romantic poet John Keats' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn,' which is considered one of the greatest odes ever written. In the poem, Keats has a surprisingly emotional reaction to staring at an old piece of pottery. We'll examine the story of the poem, its meaning and its form.

Ode on Melancholy by Keats

13. Ode on Melancholy by Keats

If there was a commercial for sadness, what would it look like? How could you encourage people to want misery? If you're Romantic poet John Keats, you write a poem: 'Ode on Melancholy.' Find out how he celebrates sadness in this lesson.

William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography

14. William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography

Poets and their feelings - that pair has a bad reputation these days, but it used to be that poets didn't share their emotions. Then came William Wordsworth. In this lesson, you'll learn about Wordsworth, one of the founders and chief architects of the Romantic poetry movement in England.

Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by Wordsworth

15. Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by Wordsworth

Is there a place you once visited and now, whenever you think of it, a flood of emotions returns? If so, then you can relate to William Wordsworth's ''Tintern Abbey.'' In this lesson, we'll examine the famous Romantic poem that's not really about an abbey at all.

William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography

16. William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography

Who is William Blake? He's a Romantic poet, an illustrator and a mystic. He used words, drawings and an innovative relief etching style, called illuminated printing, to create some of the most unusual and creative works of the Romantic era.

Songs of Innocence and Experience by Blake

17. Songs of Innocence and Experience by Blake

How did a book of poetry written over 200 years ago by Romantic poet William Blake foreshadow an animated superhero movie? In this lesson, you'll learn about Blake's most significant and revered collection of poems, 'Songs of Innocence and Experience.'

Imagery in Poetry: Definition, Examples & Types

18. Imagery in Poetry: Definition, Examples & Types

Explore imagery in poetry, the primary vehicle poets use to transport their readers to a new experience. Learn about different types of imagery through examples and a quiz.

Ode to a Nightingale by Keats: Summary, Analysis & Themes

19. Ode to a Nightingale by Keats: Summary, Analysis & Themes

John Keats' 'Ode to a Nightingale' is a different flavor of Romanticism. There are no dancing daffodils or peaceful shepherds to be found here. In this lesson, we'll analyze each stanza of this famously dark poem, noting how Keats uses allusion and imagery to explore the poem's themes.

Adonais by Shelley: Summary & Poem Analysis

20. Adonais by Shelley: Summary & Poem Analysis

This lesson takes a look at Percy Shelley's most famous pastoral elegy, 'Adonais' written in honor of the passing of John Keats. In addition, the lesson describes key characteristics of Romantic poetry.

Frost at Midnight by Coleridge: Summary & Critical Analysis

21. Frost at Midnight by Coleridge: Summary & Critical Analysis

'Frost at Midnight' was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and is considered to be his greatest conversational poem. In this lesson, we will both summarize and analyze this classic piece of literature from the Romantic era.

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty: Analysis & Overview

22. Hymn to Intellectual Beauty: Analysis & Overview

This lesson covers the poem 'Hymn to Intellectual Beauty' by Percy Bysshe Shelley. We'll discuss Shelley's inspiration for the poem, learn to identify some of the key themes and features of Romantic poetry, and finish with a quick quiz.

Idylls of the King by Tennyson: Summary, Poem Analysis & Characters

23. Idylls of the King by Tennyson: Summary, Poem Analysis & Characters

In this lesson we'll discover Alfred, Lord Tennyson's collection of poems, 'The Idylls of the King.' We'll go over the plot summary, key themes, and symbolism.

London, 1802 by Wordsworth: Summary & Poem Analysis

24. London, 1802 by Wordsworth: Summary & Poem Analysis

Although Wordsworth wrote his poem 'London, 1802' two centuries ago, its words still ring true today. In this lesson, we will examine the poem's meaning and message.

The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson: Summary, Poem Analysis & Meaning

25. The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson: Summary, Poem Analysis & Meaning

Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'The Charge of the Light Brigade,' is one of the most famous poems in the English language. Written after Tennyson read an account of a battle during the Crimean War, the poem celebrates the patriotism of the many brave English soldiers who died in the 1854 conflict.

The Cloud by Shelley: Summary & Analysis

26. The Cloud by Shelley: Summary & Analysis

Percy Bysshe Shelley was a writer from the Romantic era who lived from 1792-1822. Romanticists glorified nature, and in this lesson, we will see the world from a cloud's point of view.

The Eve of St. Agnes by Keats: Summary & Analysis

27. The Eve of St. Agnes by Keats: Summary & Analysis

This lesson will familiarize the reader with the setting, plot, and characters of 'The Eve of St. Agnes' by John Keats. Readers will also learn about literary elements of the poem such as imagery, language, and form.

The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Summary & Analysis

28. The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Summary & Analysis

The Song of Hiawatha is based on the legendary Native American hero, Hiawatha who performs brave and magical deeds in a pristine American setting. It's readable, lyrical, entertaining and still very popular among readers of all ages.

Wordsworth's Anecdote for Fathers: Analysis & Concept

29. Wordsworth's Anecdote for Fathers: Analysis & Concept

'This lesson will cover William Wordsworth's poem 'Anecdote for Fathers.' printed in 1798 in ''Lyrical Ballads.'' We'll explore the context, form, content, and meaning of the poem.

Romanticism in Poetry: Definition & Characteristics

30. Romanticism in Poetry: Definition & Characteristics

Romanticism influenced all artistic disciplines, and was particularly influential in poetry. In this lesson, we will look at the definition and characteristics of Romantic poetry and look at several examples of.

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge: Summary & Analysis

31. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge: Summary & Analysis

This lesson summarizes William Wordsworth's poem ''Composed Upon Westminster Bridge.'' It also analyzes the poem's use of form, language, and its meaning.

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