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Ch 9: Romantic Poetry: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Romantic Poetry chapter of this Introduction to Humanities Help and Review course is the simplest way to master poetry of the Romantic period. 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.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory humanities material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn humanities. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Percy Shelley or poems by Wordsworth and Keats
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning humanities (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Romantic poetry
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra humanities learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Romantic Poetry chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Romantic Poetry chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Romantic poetry question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Romantic poetry unit of a standard college introductory humanities course. Topics covered include:

  • Percy Shelley's life
  • William Blake's poems and life
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge's life and works
  • An analysis of Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats
  • The life and poetry of William Wordsworth

10 Lessons in Chapter 9: Romantic Poetry: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Biography of Percy Shelley

1. 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.

William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography

2. 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

3. 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.'

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

4. 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.

Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats: Analysis and Summary

5. 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.

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.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud: Imagery & Themes

7. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud: Imagery & Themes

'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' is one of William Wordsworth's most memorable poems. What makes it memorable, though? In this lesson, we'll analyze the poem stanza by stanza, gaining a deeper understanding of its imagery and thematic power.

The Eolian Harp by Coleridge: Summary & Analysis

8. The Eolian Harp by Coleridge: Summary & Analysis

After Samuel Taylor Coleridge composed the poem 'The Eolian Harp,' he revised it several times over the course of 23 years. In this lesson, we will examine the background and meaning of this poem.

The Wild Swans at Coole by Yeats: Summary, Poem Analysis & Theme

9. The Wild Swans at Coole by Yeats: Summary, Poem Analysis & Theme

In the Yeats poem 'The Wild Swans at Coole,' we see a portrait of a placid lake where 59 wild swans are swimming peacefully. Yeats not only takes us to this lake, but also to an aching place inside the heart where we regret that time passes too quickly.

To a Skylark by Shelley: Summary, Theme & Analysis

10. To a Skylark by Shelley: Summary, Theme & Analysis

Percy Bysshe Shelley was a poet in the early 1800s. In this lesson, we will analyze his poem 'To a Skylark,' and see how it fits into the Romantic era.

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