ENGB04_March 6.docx

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ENGB04 March 6, 2012
Final exam April 23, GYM 2-5 PM
3 parts
Part 1: fill-in-the-blank
Part 2: Short Answer
Part 3: Essay
VENDLER ON THE POET’S TOOLS AND MATERIALS
Chapter 1 (the poem as life)
Chapter 2 (the poem as arranged life)
Chapter 3 (poems as pleasure)
Chapter 4 (Describing poems)
Chapter 5 (play of language)
REMAINING SEMESTER
Chapters 1-5: we were introduced to a range of the lyric poet’s tools and material
Vendler (chapters 6-9): the goals or ends to which a poet employs these tools
Historical Lectures: Romantic, Victorian, modernist […]
ROMANTICISM AND THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
When? 1870-83
Where? England, America
What? Movement that inspire revolutionary changes in politics, social orders, etc
LECTURE OUTLINE: ROMANTIC POETRY AND THE TURN TO THE SELF
- Romanticism and Philosophical Change:
o The turn to imagination, feeling, and nature
- Romanticism and Sociopolitical Chang:
o The turn to individual liberty and creativity
- Romanticism and Aesthetic Change:
o Formal strategies that result from these turns
Romanticism and Philosophical Change
- reacted against 18th century rationalism
- reacted against 18th century views of ordered society
- explored what was missing: the imaginations, feeling, and nature
1. ROMANTICISM AND PHILOSOPHICAL CHANGE
feeling and the imagination
feeling and nature
the turn to subjective experience
WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1927)
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