British Literature 2 (Classical)
Instructor: Michael Thornton
February 25, 2015
Romantic Poetry List
Students are studying British Romantic Poetry over the next few weeks.
They are expected to read the following poems, most of which are in their textbooks.
Those that are not in their books have been posted online at the class website.
Poems in Prentice Hall Literature book:
“To a Mouse” by Robert Burns
“The Lamb”, “The Tyger”, “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake
“Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”, “The World Is Too Much With
Us” by William Wordsworth
“Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage-Apostrophe to the Ocean”, “Don Juan” by Lord Byron
“Ode to the West Wind”, “To a Skylark” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
“When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be” by John Keats
Any of the above poems can also be found online by looking up the title.
Also in the Prentice Hall Literature book, the introduction to Frankenstein by Mary
Shelley, and “In Defense of the Lower Classes” by Lord Byron. All background material on these writers should also be read.
Poems posted online:
“The Blind Beggar” by William Wordsworth
“Don Juan Dedication” and “Canto I” excerpts by Lord Byron
“BRIGHT Star! would I were steadfast as thou art—“ by John Keats
“England in 1819” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Badger”, “The Nightingale’s Nest”, “To a Fallen Elm” by John Clare