The Mouse Petition
The Rights of Women
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
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
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...
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
African woman loses her children and wants to die. Finds a preacher and feels better about her situation.
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
Bashing William Wilberforce for rejecting the bill if the title didn't give it away
A Discourse on the Love of Our Country
Reflection on the Revolution in France
A Vindication of the Rights of Men
Rights of Man
The Echoing Green
The Garden of Love
The Little Blake Boy
The Chimney Sweeper
Preface to Lyrical Ballads
We are Seven
Lines Written in Early Spring
Strange Fits of Passions I have Known
She Dwelt Among the untrodden Ways
A Slumber did my Spirit Seal
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
The Eolian Harp
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos
She Walks in Beauty
So we'll go no more roving
On this Day I Complete my Thirty-Sixth Year
England in 1819
Ode to the West Wind
The Eve of St. Angnes
Ode on a Grecian Urn
a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.
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
the action of invoking something or someone for assistance or as an authority.
written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.
the function or use of deictic words, forms, or expressions
scanning a line of a poem to find the ryhme
the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
one of Byron anti heros
of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe