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Advent Poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti’s classic Christmas carol, “In the Bleak Midwinter,” offers a vivid poetic look at the Incarnation. In a similar way, her less-known Advent poems describe the season of waiting and watching. Advent (1851) ‘Come,’ Thou dost say to Angels, To blessed Spirits, ‘Come’: … Continue reading

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William Butler Yeats Poetry

William Butler Yeats Poetry and Resources William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish Symbolist poet, as well as a two-term Irish Senator. He was a master of traditional poetry forms, and is widely considered one of the most … Continue reading

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Study of The Faerie Queene

Study of The Faerie Queene By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College A Romantic Epic Influence of the New Learning Interpretation of the Allegory The Spenserian Stanza Versification Diction and Style 1. A ROMANTIC EPIC.—The Faerie … Continue reading

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Steven Kreis History Guide Index

Lectures on Early Modern European History If you enjoy history, The History Guide site is well worth exploring. It is an outstanding site full of interesting articles, all written by a homeschool-friendly college professor, Dr. Steven Kreis. Many thanks to … Continue reading

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John Keats Biography

One of the best known of the English Romantic poets, John Keats wrote only 54 poems during his short life (he died at the age of 25). This 1911 biography provides an overview of his life and work, though it … Continue reading

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Upon First Looking Upon Chapman’s Homer by John Keats

On first looking into Chapman’s Homer by John Keats  (1795–1821) MUCH have I travell’d in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft … Continue reading

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Hudson River School Artwork

The Hudson River School A group of artists known as the Hudson River School painted romantic landscape scenes, some of which depicted the American setting for Washington Irving’s works. These artists included Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt, and … Continue reading

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Literary Periods Chart

Excellence in Literature Chart of Literary Periods  Literary periods can be a useful clue to the style, purpose, and philosophy of a work of literature. Here is a brief downloadable chart with basic information on literary periods from Medieval to … Continue reading

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Romantic Art

Here are some artworks from the Romantic era. How do these convey the same ideas you’re reading about? To see a larger image, click on the individual artwork below.

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