This video lesson is dedicated to the First Generation Romantic Poets, William Wordsworth and Samuel T. Coleridge, providing an outline of their literary inspirations and themes, examining their similarities and … Continue reading Video Lesson on First Generation Romantic Poets – W. Wordsworth and S. T. Coleridge
This Video Lesson illustrates the themes and characteristics of the Romantic Age, a time of transition introducing new ideas and perspectives, in contrast with the main ideas that characterised instead the Augustan Age, therefore more concerned with feelings and sensations, rather than the blind faith in scientific progress and reason brought to its extremes.
Textual Analysis From Songs of Innocence (1789) My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but oh my soul is white! White as … Continue reading “The Little Black Boy”, by William Blake
For Man to tell how human life began Is hard; for who himself beginning Knew Desire with thee still longer to converse Induced me. As new waked from soundest sleep … Continue reading “The Just-Created Adam”- “PARADISE LOST” (1667), J. Milton
“Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Clime,” Said then the lost Arch Angel, “this the seat That we must change for Heav’n, this mournful gloom For that celestial … Continue reading “Satan’s Speech” – “PARADISE LOST” (1667), J. Milton