Tuesday, March 3rd

Coleridge, “Dejection: An Ode” (586)

W. Wordsworth, “Resolution and Independence” (403-405)

D. Wordsworth, from The Grasmere Journals, 14 May 1800 (490-491, paying special attention to the “N.B.” on pg. 491)

Last day to turn in a poetry report for the first 1/2 of the semester

Thursday, March 5th

Midterm Exam
Description and List of Literary Terms
Revisions to Poetry Reports are due prior to the start of the exam.


Spring Break

Optional Spring Break assignment: View at least one biopic or film adaptation of a Romantic-era work. Resource list to be added. 2 points extra credit on the final if you write up a “review” of one to two paragraphs connecting the film to any reading done this semester in our class.

CLASSES SUSPENDED: You’ll see that I’ve taken dates off of all of the remaining reading days. Over the next few days, I’ll be revising the semester to reflect a shift to online coursework (if necessary). (dated March 15th)


Introduction to the Later Romantics

Lord Byron in Albanian dress, painted by Thomas Phillips (1813)

George Gordon, Lord Byron, Dedication to Don Juan (830-832)

Percy Bysshe Shelley, “To Wordsworth” (921)

Felicia Hemans, “To Wordsworth,”

Literary Termsottava rima, epic simile, sonnet


Byron,  The Giaour (773-96)


Byron, Excerpts from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto Three (799-819) and Stanzas 1-10 and 18 from Canto Four (819-821; 822)

Literary Termsepic and Spenserian stanza


Percy Bysshe Shelley, painted by Alfred Clint from work by Amelia Curran, 1819

P.B. Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind” (935-936), “Song to the Men of England,” and “England in 1819” (1004-1005)

Literary Terms: sonnet and ode


P.B. Shelley, from A Defence of Poetry (1015-1023), and “Mont Blanc” (932-934)

Literary Termslyric poetry


Tuesday, March 31st

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley, “Transformation,” link to Broadview website PDF. You’ll need your access code to login.


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