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Prova Romantismo Inglês 2015-1

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Questions – English Romanticism

Here are a couple of questions about Romanticism to be answered, in NO LESS than 100 words each. You MUST answer #7, but you can choose NOT TO ANSWER one the other questions.

1. Select three Romantic poets among the ones read in class. Using examples from the poetry, point out salient differences in their poetic styles and subject matter, and yet determine what it is they all have in common that makes them all 'Romantic.'

2. Do you think the subject of Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" is the process of artistic creation told in sexual imagery, and the social rejection of the artist as a threat to civilization?

3. Compare the images of nature presented by William Wordsworth (e.g., "Tintern Abbey"), Percy Bysshe Shelley in "Ode to the West Wind," and John Keats in "Ode to a Nightingale."

4. Discuss the ideal of Beauty in John Keats by giving a brief impression of the poem “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”, where Beauty can also represent something harmful.

5. What is the main goal of both William Wordsworth and Coleridge in their preface to Lyrical Ballads?

6. In the following extract of a Wordsworth poem, what makes it Romantic?

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

7. Evaluate the course of Romanticism. Be as honest as possible.


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