Poem review

What do poets do when they personify subjects? Choose a poem from the unit that uses personification, identify the subject that is personified in the poem, and describe how it is personified. Then explain how personification helps the poet to convey his ideas about the natural world.

2. Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and “To a Butterfly” and Coleridge’s “Sonnet to the River Otter” and “Lines to a Beautiful Spring in a Village” all deal with memories. Choose two of these poems, and explain for each poem what the speaker suggests about how the natural world affects people’s memories. How does this function of the natural world fit with the Romantic view of nature?

3. The Romantics thought that people could turn to nature for comfort. They also identified another important role for nature in people’s lives—that of teacher. Now that you have read poems by five Romantic poets, consider what nature teaches in their poetry. Choose two poems, written by two different authors. Identify the title and author of each poem. Then explain the lesson that each poet learned from nature as shown in each poem. Include why this lesson is important for people to learn.

 

 

 

 

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