Abeka English Literature Unit 7– Part 2

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
one of the finest English poet-critics whose great poetic masterpiece was *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*; also wrote *Biographia Literaria*, “Kubla Khan,” “Christabel,” and “Frost at Midnight”
*The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s great poetic masterpiece; the greatest of all English literary ballads; the most famous art ballad
*Biographia Literaria*
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s most important critical work
willing suspension of disbelief
Perhaps one of the most important of all the Romantic ideas about literature was Coleridge’s notion of “____ _____ __ _____.”
art ballad
term for an imitation by a modern poet of the early English and Scottish popular ballads
Gustave Dore
artist who illustrated *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*
an albatross
In *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*, what did the Mariner kill?
the Wedding-Guest
To whom did the ancient Mariner tell his tale in *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*?
the Pilot and the Hermit
Who saved the Mariner in *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*?
*The Rime of the Ancient Mariner* (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
poem that contains the lines

“Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.”

*The Rime of the Ancient Mariner* (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
poem that contains the lines

“Water, water every where, And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink.”

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
poem that contains the lines

“He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.”

“Kubla Khan”
poem that describes one of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s dreams
George Morland
Romantic painter of *Morning-Higglers Preparing for Market*
Robert Southey
Lake Poet who wrote “The Battle of Blenheim” along with epics, histories, and biographies
“The Battle of Blenheim”
ballad that expresses to futility of war
Blenheim, Austria
Where is “The Battle of Blenheim” set?
John Constable
Romantic painter of *The Cornfield*
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Romantic author of *Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage*, *Don Juan*, *When We Two Parted*, *The Prisoner of Chillon*, “Maid of Athens, Ere We Part,” and “On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year”
*Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage*
poem that records Byron’s rambling, disconnected pictures of foreign lands and peoples and his own reflections on them
Byronic hero
term for a rebellious, brooding, proud Romantic character who has experienced sorrow in love (such as Childe Harold)
“When We Two Parted” (George Gordon, Lord Byron)
a sad poem of parted lovers
J. M. W. Turner
painter of *Fishermen on a Lee Shore in Squally Weather* who was fascinated by the cataclysmic forces of nature
Percy Bysshe Shelley
the greatest English lyricist, who lived a life of rebellion against God, morality, society, and government; wrote *Prometheus Unbound*, *Adonais*, *Defense of Poetry*, “Ode to the West Wind,” “To a Skylark,” and “To Wordsworth”
terza rima
“Ode to the West Wind,” one of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s best lyrics, was written in ___ ___, and Italian stanza form made popular by Dante.
“Love’s Philosophy”
light poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley that uses logical reasoning and personification
poem that shows Percy Bysshe Shelley’s lost idealism
“To a Skylark” (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
poem that contains the lines

“We look before and after
And pine for what is not:
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of
saddest thought.”

“Ode to the West Wind” (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
poem that contains the lines

“Oh lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!
I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!
A heavy wight of hours has chained and bowed
One too like thee.–tameless, and swift, and proud.
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

John Keats
the only poet of humble birth, who used rich, sensual imagery; wrote “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer,” “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” and “When I Have Fears”
John Keats’s consuming passion
beauty, joy
The primary article of John Keats’s creed was “A thing of ____ is a ___ forever.”
beauty, truth
John Keats believed that ____ and ____ were one.
“La Belle Dame sans Merci” (John Keats)
literary ballad that is based on an old medieval tale of the haunting femme fatale figure; represents the vain pursuit of ideal beauty or the disillusionment of setting one’s heart on worldly hope
“Ode on a Grecian Urn” (John Keats)
*the most famous ode in English*; contains the lines

“‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’– that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

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