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repition of the first letter in the beginning of the word

samuel taylor coleridge's "Kubla Khan"

"woman wailing"
reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work

william blake's "the tyger"

"Did he who made the lab make thee?"
indirectly referring to God.
repetition of vowel sounds

samuel taylor coleridge's "Kubla Khan"

"Could I revive"
ballad stanza
stanza made of quatrains of alternating tetrameter and trimeter.

William Wordsworth's "We are seven"

about an innocent girl who says that there are seven of them but the guy says there's only five because two siblings died.
byronic hero
exhibits traits of the following: moody, sensitive, reckless, and adventurous.
repetition of consonant sounds

samuel taylor coleridge's "kubla khan"

"sunless sea"
language and speech habits of a specific social class, region, or group. a dialect may vary from the standard form of a language in grammar, pronounciation, and use of certain expressions.

Robert Burn's "To a Mouse"

beastie instead of beast
a writer's word choice, abstract or concrete, simple or difficult, common or specialized.

wordsworth's poems used common, simple speech.
direct address
Talking to someone who can really answer

John Keat's "when I have fears that I may cease to be"

"fair creature on an hour"
a brief statement in prose or in verse

John Keat's epigram

"here lies one whose name was writ in water"
use of primitive, medieval, wild, mysterious, or natural elements.

Percy Bysshe Shelley's Ozymandias.

He talks about ramses II whose sculpture is washed up with mysterious facial expressions in this poem and he uses lots of natural elements such as sand and stone.
descriptive language that recreates sensory experience. use it to create metaphors and other figures of speech. appeals to any or all of the five senses. often creates patterns supporting a poem's theme.

samuel taylor coleridge's "kubla khan"

"where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree."
involves surprising intresting or a musing contradicions

Robert Burn's "to a Louse"

It's ironic how there's a nasty lice which is commonly found on beggars and poor people, but it is found in this extravagant hat of a young rich lady.
implied comparison of dissimilar things in which one thing is spoken of as if it were another kind of thing.

William Wordsworth's "She dwelt among untrodden ways"

"A violet by a mossy stone"
This is a metaphor for a pretty girl in plain surroundings.
A kind of metaphor in which an object is closely associated with something abstract and represents an abstract idea.

William Wordsworth "London, 1802"

Altar- Church
Sword- Army
Pen- Writer
negative capability
poet needs to negate himself and center fully into his subject to represent it with rich and sensitive objectivity.

John Keats' "Ode to a Grecian Urn"

He totally gets rid of his own mind in the poem and focuses on what he talks about.
Lyric Poem characterized by hightened emotion that pays formal tribute to a person or thing.

John Keats' "Ode to a Grecian Urn"

It pays respect to the urn.
image or description that appears contradictory but reveals a deeper truth

Wordsworth's "the rainbow"

"The Child is father of the Man" since the child is closer to nature than the man but how can the child be the father?
a non human subject is given human characteristics

Wordsworth's "I wandered lonely as a cloud"

"Tossing their heads in sprightly dance" he's talking about the daffodils which cannot dance.
-focus on nature
-values common folk
-expression of personal feelings, emotion
-individual personal point of view

Wordsworth because he uses direct simple diction and nature elements aimed towards commoners
direct comparisons of dissimilar things using like or as.

George Gordon Lord Byron's "She walks in Beauty"

"She walks in beauty, like the night."
tangible item to represent abstract idea

William Blake's "The Lamb"

The lamb represents the innocence.
Admiral Lord Nelson
Admiral Lord Nelson defeats French and Spanish Navies at the Battle of Trafalgar, England dominates the seas.
Battle of Trafalgar
Nelson defeated French and Spanish.
Battle of Waterloo
napoleon was defeated there at Belgium
Duke of Wellington
Defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.
first Reform Bill
some wealthy middle class males now eligible to vote, 1/6 of adult males can now vote (used to be 1/13. gave middle class more status and made romantic literature grow.
French Revolution
Constitutional Monarchy
Ruling class threatened, British Aristocrats fear lower classes
British intellectuals (including writer's poets) support the democratic ideals of the french revolution.
Gave the common people more status and a voice, made romantic literature grow.
industrial Revolution
made the people love nature more, gave them an attachment to pure and simple past, and they wanted to escape that's why they wrote about exotic places
Lyrical Ballads
Book of writings and poems published by william wordsworth and samuel taylor coleridge. Started the Romantic era of literature.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Crowned himself emperor of france in 1804, defeated at waterloo in 1815.