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William Wordsworth Ballad Example

  • "Simon Lee"
  • descriptive language example: describes man as "lean" and "sick" (33) and "awry" (34)
  • narrative language example: "One summer day I chanced to see" (73)
  • rhyme and meter examples:
    • "a little man" (3) who lives in "Cardigan" (1)
    • iambic tetrameter
  • special features:
    • development of the folk hero:
      • "He all the country could outrun" (17)
      • "the heavy change" (25)
      • "red as a ripe cherry" (8)
    • dialogue:
      • "'You're overtasked, good Simon Lee'" (81)
    • moral:
      • "tears" (89) "thanks" (90)
      • "gratitude of men" (95)

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William Wordsworth Narrative Example

  • "Michael"
  • descriptive language example: "hidden valley" (8) with "rocks and stones and kites" (11)
  • narrative language: "the boy grew up"  in Micheal's "increasing love" (344)
  • meter example: the poem is in blank verse
  • special features:
    • personal symbols: "heap of unhewn stones" (17)  "a covenant" "THE EVENING STAR" "THE CLIPPING TREE"
    • dialogue: "'The winds are now devising work for me!'"

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William Wordsworth Elegy Example

  • "Elegaic Stanzas:
  • commemorates the death of his brother: "Him whom I deplore"
  • structure: "the light that never was" "the Poet's dream" vs "the sea in anger" "rueful sky"
  • special features:
    • personification of the castle: "braves" "fortitude and patient cheer"
    • moral: the "I" is transformed to "we" who "suffer and mourn" "distance from the Kind"

4

William Wordsworth Italian Sonnet Example

  • "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802"
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William Wordsworth Confessional Example

  • "Resolution and Independence"
  • autobiographical detail: "I was a Traveller upon the moor"
  • descriptive language: "the grass is bright with raindrops" the hare "races in her mirth"
  • meditative language: "dim sadness"  "Poets" "madness"
  • special features:
    • folk hero: "Leech-gatherer" talks "cheefully" "stately" "employment hazardous and wearisome!"
    • moral: "In that decrepit Man so firm a mind"

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Ballad Example

  • "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Confessional Example

  • "Frost at Midnight"
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​Samuel Taylor Coleridge Ode Example

  • "To William Wordsworth"
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  • enthusiastic praise:
  • philosophical lang:
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John Keats Italian Sonnet Example

  • "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer"
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John KeatEnglish Sonnet Example

  • "When I have fears that I may cease to be"
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John Keats Narrative Example

  • "The Eve of St. Agnes"
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John Keats Ode Example

  • "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
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