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W- English Romantic Poetry

During Lockdown I am continuing the Romantic Poetry class via Zoom and would welcome new members who should contact me via the pigeon link, please include your membership number and card colour.

Starting with Blake, Wordsworth and Coleridge we will read together some of the nineteenth-century poets whose lyrical style, emotional depth and interest in nature and the human spirit have characterised them as ‘romantic’. Each class will focus on a few important poems which I will contextualise and we will then read and discuss. No previous knowledge or experience necessary though it would be nice if members could read through the selected poems before each class.

Group Leader NameAnna Baldwin
Contact phone01904 637196
Contact emailsee pigeon link on the right
VenueLeader’s home off Fishergate (first floor)
Time and Frequency2-4pm 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Start date10th September 2019
End date23rd June 2020
CostRefreshments
AccessibilityV

English Romantic Poetry

Though I am expecting a constant interchange of responses to the
poems I have a suggested structure for what we cover to get a
representative selection from this vast field of wonderful poetry.

First Term

Sept 10Blake: Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Proverbs of Hell (handout will be circulated)
Sept 24Blake : Songs of Innocence and Experience
Oct 8Blake : Songs of Innocence and Experience
Oct 22Blake: other poems and return to Marriage
Nov 12Milton Il Pensoroso Pope Windsor Forest - Other pre-Romantics
Nov 25Wordsworth Preface to Lyrical Ballads and Coleridge The Nightingale
December 10Coleridge Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Suggested reading

English Romantic Verse ed D Wright (Penguin Classics) £7.81 but I am sure you can get it secondhand). I will try to centre the course on this anthology use though it will be constantly supplemented.
More readable is this excellent bio of Coleridge which tells you about the relationship between him and Wordsworth and their life in west country and lake district. Richard Holmes: Coleridge Early Visions (also Penguin) and available secondhand as I think it may be out of print).

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D- Fit & Flexible - 3 Groups D- Indoor Bowls 1 & 2
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G- Bridge - Improvers G- Bridge - Practice Play
G- Bridge - Thursday Bridge G- Bridge Course-New Beginners
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G- Play Cards G- Play Chess
G- Playing Chess: All Stages G- Scrabble (Club Play)
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L- French / Absolute Beginners L- French Conversation
L- French Conversation - Adv L- French Conversation - Café Rouge
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M- Jazz Jam Session M- Listening to Jazz
M- Music Circle M- Music Group
M- Musical Miscellany M- Musicians Group
M- Opera Group 1 & 2 M- Rock Music Appreciation
M- Singing for Fun M- U3A Choir
M- Ukulele M- Ukulele Plus
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O- Boots by Bus O- Cycling Group
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O- Over the Hill Walking Group O- Rambling
O- Short Country Walks O- Strollers Walking
O- Thursday Monthly Rambles O- Walking on the Wolds
O- Walking–Enjoy Countryside O- Wild Flower Walks 2020
O- Wildlife Walks (no cars) P- Cookery for Men 1 & 2
P- Digital Photography P- Embroidery UFOs
P- Embroidery with friends P- Fiddlesticks
P- Flower Arranging P- Gardening
P- Gardening Group 2 P- Jam and Jigsaws
P- Knit and Natter P- Knit for Peace
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