How To Study Romantic Poetry
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How To Study Romantic Poetry

by Paul O'Flinn
     
 

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Romantic poetry deals with the tensions, hopes, and fears of the late 18th and early 19th centuries as felt by a disparate group of men and women. Yet, how do you approach a Romantic poem? What are useful ways to discuss Romantic poetry and what, if anything, do the poets have in common? This completely revised and expanded second edition of How to Study

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Romantic poetry deals with the tensions, hopes, and fears of the late 18th and early 19th centuries as felt by a disparate group of men and women. Yet, how do you approach a Romantic poem? What are useful ways to discuss Romantic poetry and what, if anything, do the poets have in common? This completely revised and expanded second edition of How to Study Romantic Poetry shows in accessible language how to use some of the recent developments in literary theory to think and write about Romantic poetry with confidence. The book now includes a new chapter on the work of women Romantic poets, including Mary Robinson and Elizabeth Hands.

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O'Flinn (English Studies, Oxford Brookes University) explores the use of recent developments in literary theory for thinking and writing about Romantic poetry in this succinct and practical guide. He begins with an analysis of the Romantic period set in the historical context of the American, French, and Industrial Revolutions. Next, the work of four major Romantic poets is examined: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Keats. A separate chapter looks at the work of women Romantic poets reappearing in print after nearly 200 years, in particular the poetry of Mary Robinson and Elizabeth Hands. A final chapter walks students through writing an essay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333929766
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/31/2000
Series:
Study Guides Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Paul O'Flinn is Chair of Department of English Studies, Oxford Brookes University.

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