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Title: Byron, Shelley, and Keats


1
Byron, Shelley, and Keats
  • The Second Wave of Romantic Poetry

2
George Gordon, Lord Byron
  • NTK
  • Born in Scotland
  • At age 10, when his cousin died in battle he
    became Baron of Rochdale (Lord)
  • He died in Greece on a vacation at age 36.

3
Childe Harolds Pilgrimage
  • Read the background on page 721
  • Canto 1
  • What is most important to the speaker?
  • What does he want to be able to express?
  • Canto 4
  • How does he feel about his writing?
  • How has the speaker changed?

4
Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • NTK 1792-1822 (died at 30!)
  • At 19 he eloped with a 16 year old girl and they
    ran from both their families.
  • Three years later he left her and ran away with
    the 17 year old Mary Godwin and married her.
  • NTK His wife, Mary Shelley was also a famous
    writer, most known for her work - Frankenstein
  • In 1822 his boat was caught in a storm and he
    drowned in Italy.

5
Ozymandias
  • Turn to page 731
  • Questions
  • In what part of the world does this take place?
    What is the setting like?
  • What does the speaker see on the ground?
  • Who was Ozymandias?
  • How do you think the sculptor felt about
    Ozymandias?

6
John Keats
  • Lived a tragic life
  • Orphaned at age 14
  • Had very poor health all his life
  • Was not allowed to marry his love due to his
    poverty and sickness
  • NTK
  • His life of struggle inspired his poetry
  • He lived from 1795-1821, dying at the age of 26.

7
When I Have Fears
  • Turn to page 748
  • Questions
  • What does the first line mean?
  • Why might it be appropriate, given what you know
    about Keatss life?
  • What is he afraid hell never get the chance to
    do?
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