Ch 13: PLACE English: Romantic Poetry

About This Chapter

Get geared up for analyzing Romantic poetry on the PLACE English test by using this chapter to reacquaint yourself with major terms and critical theory. View the videos to learn about the lives and works of some of the most noted Romantic poets.

PLACE English: Romantic Poetry - Chapter Summary

If you can't quite remember all the elements of Romantic poetry, these lessons can give you an overview of this style along with several examples from some of the more canonical Romantic era poems. Many of the poetry questions on the PLACE English test give you a passage of poetry followed by several questions. Instead of going into the test blind, get in some poetry analysis practice here by examining the works of these key poets:

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Lord Byron
  • Percy Shelley
  • John Keats
  • William Wordsworth
  • William Blake

To help reduce your stress when studying for the test, our instructors have combed through the test objectives to present you with examples of Romantic poetry as well as discussions about terminology, relevant themes, and brief histories of the poems and the poets. Furthermore, our lesson quizzes and chapter exam give you the opportunity to practice answering multiple-choice style questions about poetry. Even if you get the answers wrong the first time, you can re-take our quizzes and exam repeatedly until you succeed.

PLACE English: Romantic Poetry Chapter Objectives

The PLACE English test has been split up to cover five content categories. The category about literature challenges you to fulfill six major objectives. By studying this chapter on Romantic poetry, you ought to be able to identify poetic devices. Likewise, the lessons should sharpen your skills with analyzing poetry, uncovering the contextual meaning, and pointing out the characteristics of this particular literary style. These are all tasks that you must satisfy as part of the objectives for this category of the test. Question for this assessment are all in a multiple-choice format, but the questions may require you to study a poetry excerpt before you choose your answers.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: PLACE English: Romantic Poetry
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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.

Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

3. 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.

Biography of Percy Shelley

4. 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.

John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes

5. 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.

William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography

6. William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography

In this lesson, you'll learn about William Wordsworth, one of the founders and chief architects of the Romantic poetry movement in England and England's poet laureate from 1843-1850.

William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography

7. 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.

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