By Charles Mahoney (ed.)
Via a chain of 34 essays through major and rising students, A spouse to Romantic Poetry unearths the wealthy range of Romantic poetry and exhibits why it keeps to carry the sort of important and necessary position within the heritage of English literature.
- Breaking unfastened from the limits of the traditionally-studied authors, the gathering takes a revitalized method of the sector and brings jointly essentially the most interesting paintings being performed today
- Emphasizes poetic shape and process instead of a biographical process
- Features essays on creation and distribution and the several colleges and pursuits of Romantic Poetry
- Introduces modern contexts and views, in addition to the problems and debates that proceed to force scholarship within the box
- Presents the main entire and compelling selection of essays on British Romantic poetry at present to be had
Chapter 1 Mournful Ditties and Merry Measures: Feeling and shape within the Romantic brief Lyric and music (pages 7–24): Michael O'neill
Chapter 2 Archaist?Innovators: The Couplet from Churchill to Browning (pages 25–43): Simon Jarvis
Chapter three the enticements of Tercets (pages 44–61): Charles Mahoney
Chapter four To Scorn or To “Scorn no longer the Sonnet” (pages 62–77): Daniel Robinson
Chapter five Ballad assortment and Lyric Collectives (pages 78–94): Steve Newman
Chapter 6 Satire, Subjectivity, and Acknowledgment (pages 95–106): William Flesch
Chapter 7 “Stirring shades”: The Romantic Ode and Its Afterlives (pages 107–122): Esther Schor
Chapter eight Pastures New and outdated: The Romantic Afterlife of Pastoral Elegy (pages 123–139): Christopher R. Miller
Chapter nine The Romantic Georgic and the paintings of Writing (pages 140–158): Tim Burke
Chapter 10 Shepherding tradition and the Romantic Pastoral (pages 159–175): John Bugg
Chapter eleven Ear and Eye: Counteracting Senses in Loco?descriptive Poetry (pages 176–194): Adam Potkay
Chapter 12 “Other voices speak”: The Poetic Conversations of Byron and Shelley (pages 195–216): Simon Bainbridge
Chapter thirteen The Thrush within the Theater: Keats and Hazlitt on the Surrey establishment (pages 217–233): Sarah M. Zimmerman
Chapter 14 Laboring?Class Poetry within the Romantic period (pages 234–250): Michael Scrivener
Chapter 15 Celtic Romantic Poetry: Scotland, eire, Wales (pages 251–267): Jane Moore
Chapter sixteen Anglo?Jewish Romantic Poetry (pages 268–284): Karen Weisman
Chapter 17 Leigh Hunt's Cockney Canon: Sociability and Subversion from Homer to Hyperion (pages 285–301): Michael Tomko
Chapter 18 Poetry, dialog, neighborhood: Annus Mirabilis, 1797–1798 (pages 302–317): Angela Esterhammer
Chapter 19 Spontaneity, Immediacy, and Improvisation in Romantic Poetry (pages 319–336): Angela Esterhammer
Chapter 20 superstar, Gender, and the loss of life of the Poet: The secret of Letitia Elizabeth Landon (pages 337–353): Ghislaine McDayter
Chapter 21 Poetry and representation: “Amicable strife” (pages 354–373): Sophie Thomas
Chapter 22 Romanticism, recreation, and past due Georgian Poetry (pages 374–392): John Strachan
Chapter 23 “The technological know-how of Feelings”: Wordsworth's Experimental Poetry (pages 393–411): Ross Hamilton
Chapter 24 Romanticism, Gnosticism, and Neoplatonism (pages 412–424): Laura Quinney
Chapter 25 Milton and the Romantics (pages 425–441): Gordon Teskey
Chapter 26 “The suppose of to not suppose it,” or the Pleasures of putting up with shape (pages 443–466): Anne?Lise Francois
Chapter 27 Romantic Poetry and Literary idea: The Case of “A shut eye did my Spirit Seal” (pages 467–482): Marc Redfield
Chapter 28 “Strange Utterance”: The (Un)Natural Language of the chic in Wordsworth's Prelude (pages 483–502): Timothy Bahti
Chapter 29 the problem of style within the Romantic chic (pages 503–520): Ian Balfour
Chapter 30 Sexual Politics and the functionality of Gender in Romantic Poetry (pages 521–537): James Najarian
Chapter 31 Blake's Jerusalem: Friendship with Albion (pages 538–553): Karen Swann
Chapter 32 the area with out us: Romanticism, Environmentalism, and Imagining Nature (pages 554–571): Bridget Keegan
Chapter 33 moral Supernaturalism: The Romanticism of Wordsworth, Heaney, and Lacan (pages 572–588): Guinn Batten
Chapter 34 The endurance of Romanticism (pages 589–605): Willard Spiegelman
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Some cost a passing bell; / Some a light sigh” (ll. 1–4). Those dreams may be discernible through the measures of lyric poetry; they may be fulfillable, the lyric suggests, only in death. What is typical of Romantic brief lyrics about the poem is the way in which they rehearse both the attractiveness and danger of seeking to realize, through art, the longing embodied in song. indd 23 9/27/2010 10:57:09 AM 24 Forms and Genres References and Further Reading Adorno, Theodor (1970). Aesthetic Theory, ed.
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III The effect of all these devices when brought together is not one of revolutionary overthrow – it is worth remembering that as well as disliking monotony and stiffness Hunt also warned, conversely, against “weakness in versification,” which he identified with “want of accent and emphasis” (Hunt 2003a: 26) – but one of a loosening from several different directions at once. It would have been easy for Hunt’s readers to link this unbraced metrico-rhythmic texture, and more familiar diction, with the notion of poetry as a form of amicable sociability which was championed in his critical writing.
A Companion to Romantic Poetry by Charles Mahoney (ed.)