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What "hellish thing" does the mariner do?
The Mariner shoots the albatross with a cross bow
How do the other sailors at first react to this deed?
At first the other sailors think the mariner has done a bad thing
What changes their minds?
They change their minds when the fog clears out
Who is the crew of the strange ship that appears in Part III?
The specter woman and her death mate are the crew
What happens to the Mariner's shipmates soon after the appearance of the ship?
One after another, the Mariner's shipmates dropped dead
What does the Albatross symbolize?
Nature as a test of human moral responses
In what ways might the journey of the Mariner be seen as spiritual as well as actual?
The Mariner's journey can also be thought of as an allegory of one's passage through innocence through sin to grace and pentinence. Sin makes an outcast of the person; g pentinence readmit the person back into society
What is the central theme?
Sanctity of all weird creatures
What Romantic characteristic is most prevalent in this poem?
The magical and fantastic
Describe Coleridge's style of writing
Formal and elegant
Throughout his narration, the mariner maintains what type of tone?
Fresh horror and awe
What questions does the speaker ask in the first stanza?
Asks lamb who its maker was, who fed and clothed it and who gave it its voice
What answer does he give in the second?
God made the lamb
How does the speaker identify himself in the second stanza?
A child and a Christian
What two things does the lamb symbolize?
Innocence and purity
What is the poet's message or central idea?
Kindness of the creator
What question is raised in the first stanza?
Tiger asked who created its frame / Whether or not creator was pleased with the work /Who created its eyes
What is the central image of the tiger?
In lines 17-18 what is the poet suggesting that they are overcome with?
What is the speaker's attitude in this poem?
Awe and wonderment
What does line 2 suggest?
Chaos and confusion in living
What is the answer to the central question of the poem?
God created the tiger
Is it the same as that given in "The Lamb"?
Yes, God created all things
What does the use of the tiger as a symbol of experience suggest about Blake's view of that world?
Blake believed that the world was full of opposites and that to become closer to God, to our true identity, we must understand both sides
What does Burns say about how humans and animals are alike?
Both are vulnerable to disaster
What is the poet's attitude toward the mouse?
One of pity
For what reason does the speaker apologize to the mouse (be specific)?
Apologizes to mouse for frightening it and plowing over home
Why does the speaker say that, compared with him, the mouse is blessed?
Mouse's problem is one it must deal with now, speaker has both past misfortune and future problems to worry about
What does the sentiment in lines 13-14 suggests about the speaker's own moral code?
Speaker believes the end justifies the means
What famous line in the poem carries the poem's theme? How would you state this theme in your own words?
"The best laid schemes o'mice an men" or you cannot always count on things working out the way you expect them to.
What is the central object of the poet's scorn?
Vanity and conceit
Write down one line from the poem that contains an example of dialect?
"Go somewhere else and seek your dinner/On some poor body" (ANY LINE IN THE POEM)
What does the louse symbolize?
To what does the speaker of the poem compare the lady's beauty?
What is the meaning of "that tender light" in line 5?
"Tender light" refers to the lady's fair complexion
What does the speaker believe the woman's appearance reveals about her character?
Her appearance suggest a character imbued with peace and innocent love
What is the central theme of the poem?
Identify an example of personification
"Where thoughts serenely sweet express/How pure, how dear their dwelling place."
Whom has the speaker met?
Traveler from an antique ancient land
What sight does this person describe?
In the desert are the crumbling remains of Egyptian pharaoh statue - Ozymandiaz
Why is it ironic that the statue has crumbled?
Because the statue mocks the pride of the once great ruler
What is the theme of the poem?
Meaningless of earthly power
What form is this poem?
With what season is the west wind associated?
What does the west wind do to dead leaves?
Drives the dead leaves
In what sense is the wind a "destroyer and preserver"?
West wind bring water, which drowns plant life, but it also preserves seed that come to life in the spring
What images dominate the descriptions of the west wind in the first two sections?
Violence, death, decay, and burial
What does the speaker of the poem claim he missed before reading Chapman?
The speaker missed the true import, as well as the beauty and majesty of Homer's work
What does Keats mean by "the realm of gold"?
What does Keats liken Homer to?
What central feature distinguishes this poem as a Romantic poem?
Emphasis on inner feelings
What is the central theme of this poem?
The forces of the poet's imagination
What is Keats symbolizing in the image of "high-piled books" that "Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain"?
His completed poems
What theme of the Romantics does Keats allude to in this poem?
Whom does the speaker address in stanza II of the poem?
The "fair youth" who is pursuing his love
Whom does he address in stanza III?
The poet address the trees and a musician
What do the lovers pictured on the urn symbolize for the theme?
Eternal youth and hope
Identify lines that contain imagery appealing to the sense of hearing
"... Pipe to the spirit dilties of no tone..."
Apart from his pleasure at the moment, what does the poet hope do gain from his second visit to the valley?
He hopes to reinforce his sense of the solace nature provides in such a way that will carry through his entire life
What does he hope his sister will gain?
He hopes his sister will experience love for nature like he has
At what time of year does the poet make his second visit to the arena near Tintern Abbey?
In line 35 of the poem, the poet mentions "another gift" that his contact with this rural scene has bestowed upon him.
The gift is the ability nature has to ease over burdened minds
Summarize the predominant theme.
The renewing and uplifting power of nature
How does Wordsworth describe his second visit compared to his first?
This poem celebrates the power of what?
Wordsworth image "of some hermit's cave, where by his fire/ The hermit sits alone" reflects the Romantic's rejection of what?
Identify which lines most directly express Wordsworth's interest in the discovery of the supernatural through nature?
"...a sense sublime/ of something.../ Whose dwelling is the light of the setting suns..."
Identify two lines that contain both assonance and alliteration
"...And let the misty mountain winds be free."
"...While with an eye made quiet by the power"
This is what type of poem?
What is the main subject in this poem?
The crazy quest for wealth
What does the poet say "we" have given away?
We have given away our hearts, or our feelings for the natural world
What aspect of this poem links it with the literature of the 18th century and sets it apart from Romantic poetry in general?
A focus on the social and the general
Which elements link it with the age of Romanticism?
Reference to personal emotions
How does, Wordsworth demonstrates his example of the Romantic belief at the end of the poem?
Transforming power of the mind
Keats, Shelley, and Byron are all called "Second __________" Romantic poets
In response to the political climate, these people introduced repressive measures
Private owners took over communal farms during this revolution
Through their ______ poetry, Romantic poets revealed passionate and heartfelt beliefs
For Romantic poets, ______ is a force that acts on the human mind
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