Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Must-Prepare Topics for Romantic and Modern Poetry



WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770-1850): (ROMANTIC)

THE PRELUDE (1805)

1.    Theory Of Poetic Process
2.    Theory Of Poetry
3.    Theory Of Poetic Diction
4.    Wordsworth And Nature
5.    The Prelude As An Autobiographical Poem
6.    Romantic Poetry With Reference To Wordsworth, Shelley And Keats

PERCY BYCHE SHELLEY (1792-1822): (ROMANTIC)

ODE TO THE WEST WIND, ADONAIS

1.    Adonais As An Allegory
2.    Theme Of ‘Ode To The West Wind’ / Shelley’s Idealism
3.    Critical Appreciation Of ‘Ode To The West Wind’ And ‘Adonais’

JOHN KEATS (1795-1821): (ROMANTIC)

ODE TO AUTUMN, ODE TO GRECIAN URN, ODE TO NIGHTINGALE, ODE TO MELANCHOLY,
ODE TO PSYCHE, ODE TO FANCY

1.    As A Romantic Poet / An Escapist
2.    Sensuousness
3.    Negative Capability
4.    Hellenism / Love For Greek Culture And Civilization
5.    Critical Appreciation Of Ode To Autumn, Ode To Grecian Urn,
Ode To Nightingale, Ode To Malancholy

ROBERT BROWNING (1812-1889): (VICTORIAN)

PROPHYRIA’S LOVER, MY LAST DUCHESS, THE BISHOP ORDERS HIS TOMB, FRA LIPPO LIPPI, ANDREA DEL SARTO

1.    An Optimist Poet / Philosophy
2.    A Poet Of Dramatic Monologues

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939): (MODERN)

NO SECOND TROY, SEPTEMBER 1913, EASTER 1916, THE SECOND COMING, AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN, LAPIS LAZULI, A PRAYER FOR MY DAUGHTER, SAILING TO BYZANTIUM, LEDA AND THE SWAN, MEDITATION IN THE TIME OF CIVIL WAR

1.    Irish Background
2.    Theme Of Old Age
3.    As A Love Poet
4.    As A Modern Poet
5.    Symbolism
6.    Critical Appreciation Of No Second Troy, Easter 1916, The Second Coming, Among School Children, A Prayer For My Daughter, Sailing To Byzantium,
Lapis Lazuli,
7.    An Assessment Of W. B. Yeats As A Poet

THOMAS STERN ELIOT (1888-1965): (MODERN)

THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK, THE WASTE LAND

1.    Issues In ‘The Waste Land’
2.    Themes In ‘The Waste Land’
3.    ‘The Love Song’ As A Dramatic Monologue
4.    Symbolism And Imagery
5.    Techniques And Style
6.    Critical Appreciation Of The Waste Land And The Love Song
7.    T. S. Eliot As A Poet
8.    Chief Characteristics Of Modern Poetry


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