The Mouse Petition
Author: Barbauld
Year: 1771
The Rights of Women
Author: Barbauld
Year: 1792
Summary:The poem begins with a call to arms: rise up, women! Take a stand! Go kick out the men who have been oppressing you for too long! The poem continues in the same way, describing how women are going to take over and rule the world. But in the final lines of the poem, the speaker backs off, and says that the desire to rule the roost will disappear if men and women actually love and trust each other.
To a Little Invisible Being Who is Expected Soon to Become Visable
Author: Barbauld
Year: 1795
Washing-Day
Author: Barbauld
Year: 1797
The Caterpillar
Author: Barbauld
Year: 1816
Summary: In Barbauld's anti-war poem The Caterpillar, the speaker has gotten to know the caterpillar, almost personally: "I can't kill you now" and she admits that she has committed genocide to its entire race. The poem demonstrates the complicated question that no one knows the right answer to: Why do we as a human race do/participate in things such as wars? The speaker recognizes her participation in the ugly realities and addressed the big issue through a caterpillar.
The Negro's Complaint
Author: Cowper
Year: 1789
Summary: Slave on a ship being taken from Africa. Uses natural disaster to argue against slavery.
The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa...
Author: Equiano
Year: 1789
Slave who tries to keep his name and is punished for doing so.
The Sorrows of Yamba; or the Negro Woman's Lamentation
Author: More and Smith
Year: 1795,1797
African woman loses her children and wants to die. Finds a preacher and feels better about her situation.
Slave Trade
Author: Cobbett
Year: 1802
Summary: argument for the use of slaves by god
Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade
Author: Barbauld
Year: 1791
Bashing William Wilberforce for rejecting the bill if the title didn't give it away
A Discourse on the Love of Our Country
Author:Price
Year:1789
Reflection on the Revolution in France
Author:Burke
Year:1790
A Vindication of the Rights of Men
Author: Wollstonecraft
Year: 1790
Rights of Man
Author:Paine
Year:1791
Introduction
Author:Blake
Year:1789/1794
The Echoing Green
Author:Blake
Year:1789
The Garden of Love
Author:Blake
Year:1794
The Lamb
Author:Blake
Year:1789
The Tyger
Author Blake
Year 1794
The Little Blake Boy
Author:Blake
Year: 1789
The Chimney Sweeper
Author:Blake
Year:1789/1794
Holy Thursday
Author:Blake
Year:1789/1794
London
Author:Blake
Year:1794
Preface to Lyrical Ballads
Author: Wordsworth
Year:1802
Simon Lee
Author:Wordsworth
Year:1798
We are Seven
Author:Wordsworth
Year:1798
Lines Written in Early Spring
Author:Wordsworth
Year:????
Strange Fits of Passions I have Known
Author:Wordsworth
Year:1800
She Dwelt Among the untrodden Ways
Author:Wordsworth
Year:1800
A Slumber did my Spirit Seal
Author:Wordsworth
Year:1800
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Author:Wordsworth
Year:1807
The Eolian Harp
Author:Coleridge
Year:1796
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
Author:Coleridge
Year:1800
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
Author:Wordsworth
Year:1798
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Author: Coleridge
Year: 1798
Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos
Author:Byron
Year:1812
She Walks in Beauty
Author:Byron
Year:1815
Darkness
Author:Byron
Year:1816
So we'll go no more roving
Author:Byron
Year:1830
On this Day I Complete my Thirty-Sixth Year
Author:Byron
Year:1824
Frankenstein
Author:Merry Shelley
Year:1818
To Wordsworth
Author:P. Shelley
Year:1816
Ozymandias
Author:P. Shelley
Year:1818
England in 1819
Author:P. Shelley
Year:1819
Ode to the West Wind
Author:P. Shelley
Year:1820
The Eve of St. Angnes
Author:Keats
Year:1820
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Author:Keats
Year:1820
Autumn
Author:Keats
Year:1820
Romanticism
a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.
Mock epic
poetry draws heavily on the technique of satire, which means that it uses irony, exaggeration, and sarcasm to mock its original subject, usually in an undignified and grandiose manner
invocation
the action of invoking something or someone for assistance or as an authority.
Epistle
letters
Prose
written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.
deixis
the function or use of deictic words, forms, or expressions
scansion
scanning a line of a poem to find the ryhme
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza
auditor
listener
oxymoron
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Byronic hero
one of Byron anti heros
Sublime
of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe
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