Ch 7: Romantic British Poetry

About This Chapter

Explore key writers of Romantic British poetry, including Byron, Shelley and Keats. Use the video lessons to improve your understanding and the quizzes to check your progress through the chapter.

Romantic British Poetry - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter offer a quick and easy way to help you review British poetry. The videos start with an introduction to key authors and works of Romantic poetry, then move on to review a number of important poets from the period. After completing the lessons, you should be well-versed in Romantic poetry and able to do the following:

  • Examine the poems and biography of Samuel Taylor
  • Discuss the poetry of Lord Byron
  • Explore the history of Percy Shelley
  • Outline the biography of John Keats
  • Recognize the poetry of William Wordsworth
  • Share poems and quotes by William Blake

An experienced instructor guides you through each lesson. Work at your own pace and on any Internet-connected device as you learn and review. You can track your progress through the chapter on your personal dashboard and utilize the quick lesson quizzes to see how well you are retaining the material.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Romantic British 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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