For example, "Norwegian Wood," by the Beatles. Introduce the assignment and then have students brainstorm their favorite song.
Leave a Comment It was called the age of transition, because the drift of poetry of this period was towards Romanticism.
It was the Romantic reaction, a rebellion against the classical domination.
Referring to this Romantic reaction Wyatt says: The Growth of Historical Research: History appears late in English literature, for it presupposes a long apprenticeship of research and meditation.
Like so many other things it was fostered in France, and it touched Scotland first. The general advance in knowledge and the research into national affairs which were the features of the 18th century culture quickly brought the study of history into prominence.
The historical school had a glorious leader in Gibbon, who was nearly, as much at home in the French language as he was in English. Fielding and his kind dealt very faithfully with human life, and often were immersed in masses of sordid detain. In the wider sense of the word, the novelists were Romantics; for in sympathy and freshness of treatment they were followers of the new ideal.
The Influence on Poetry: In we have Pope still alive and powerful, and Johnson as aspiring junior; inwith Burns and Black, Romanticism has unquestionably arrived.
Decline of the heroic couplet and free use of the Pindaric ode in the works of Gray and Collins. The revival of the ballad.
The descriptive and narrative poems began — e. The rise of lyric. The intense simplicity of the lyric of Burns and Blake. The Augustine principle of Reason and correctness came to be challenged.
There was the raise of genuine imagination. There was also the protest against the bondage of rules. The habit of writing leers became very popular during the 8th century and flourished till well into the 19th century, when the institution of the penny-post made letter-writing a convenience and not an art.
There is a renewed appreciation of nature in the second half of the 18th century. The nature was given due place in the classical poetry.
But it was the conventional, bookish nature of the artificial pastoral and it dealt with urban life. Thus it was deficient in any genuine feeling for nature. The poem The Seasons of Thomson reflects that he was an extremely careful observer of nature.
It abounds in description of nature which is purely photographic. He was a describer and enumerator of nature which foreshadows great poets of nature i. The other precursors of the Romantic Reactions were Grey Collins, Blake and Burns whose poetry reveals an intimate knowledge and love of nature.
Their attitude towards nature comes nearest to the Wordsworthian spirit.Poetry and drama both belong to the broader category of fiction—texts that feature events and characters that have been made up.
Then there is non-fiction, a vast category that is a type of prose and includes many different sub-genres. In a more general sense, the author of the book of Revelation in the Bible (commonly attributed to John of Patmos), and the poetry of William Blake are said to be visionary or mystical in nature, though scholars usually do not place them in the same category as the medieval mystics.
Lyric Poem: A brief poem that expresses personal feelings or emotions. Virtually all the poets represented on this Wiki wrote lyric poetry.
Virtually all the poets represented on this Wiki wrote lyric poetry. The family used to gather around the hearth, doing such chores as polishing shoes, mending ripped clothing, reading, chatting, always warmed by one another’s presence as much as by the flames.
lyric verse - one of the main groups of poetry, the others being narrative, dramatic and didactic poetry. One implication appears to be that a significant growth of influence by women poets has coincided with the period of confessional poetry, including poets such as Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, and later decades, and that women's voices in poetry of autobiography represent a distinct and defining category in contemporary poetry.
• The student will read and analyze a variety of poetry. a) Compare and contrast the use of rhyme, rhythm, and sound to convey a message. b) Compare and contrast the ways in which poets use techniques to evoke emotion in the reader.