Course 21: Poetry of the Democratic Age

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William Blake (1757 – 1827)
“The Sick Rose,” “The Tyger,” “Ah! Sun-flower,” “London,” “The Mental Traveller” and “The Crystal Cabinet

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796)
Auld Lang Syne,” “Scots Wha Hae,” “A Red, Red Rose,” “For a’ That and a’ That,” “Address to the Devil,” “To a Mouse,” “The Battle of Sherramuir,” “Tam o’ Shanter,” “Ae Fond Kiss,” and “Nine Inch Will Please a Lady

William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850)
Tintern Abbey,” The Lucy Poems, “Resolution and Independence,” “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood,” “The Solitary Reaper,” and “The Prelude, Part 1” and “The Prelude, Part 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” “Kubla Khan,” “Christabel,” “Dejection: An Ode

Lord Byron (1788 – 1824)
Selections from Don Juan

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822)
Ode to the West Wind,” “The Two Spirits: An Allegory,” “Adonais,” “With a Guitar, to Jane,” “Lines Written in the Bay of Lerici,” and “The Triumph of Life

John Keats (1795 – 1821)
On the Sea,” “La Belle Dame Sans Merci,” “Ode to Psyche,” “Ode to a Nightingale,” “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” “Ode on “Melancholy,” “The Fall of Hyperion,” “To Autumn,” “Bright Star,” and “This Living Hand

Alexander Pushkin (1799 – 1837)
Eugene Onegin ~

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)
Snow-Flakes,” “The Cross of Snow,” “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls,” and “The Bells of San Blas

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892)
Mariana,” “The Eagle,” “Ulysses,” “Morte d’Arthur,” “The Splendour Falls,” and “Tears, Idle Tears

Robert Browning (1812 – 1889)
My Last Duchess,” “Fra Lippo Lippi,” “A Toccata of Galuppi’s,” “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” and “Andrea del Sarto

Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848)
Stanzas” and “Last Lines

Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)
Song of Myself,” “As Adam Early in the Morning,” “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” “Out of the cradle endlessly rocking,” “As I ebb’d with the ocean of life,” “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” “The Last Invocation” and “O Captain! My Captain!~

Julia Ward Howe (1819 – 1910)
Battle-Hymn of the Republic

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882)
The Blessed Damozel,” “Sestina of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni,” “Willowwood,” and “The Orchard-Pit

Christina Rosetti (1830 – 1894)
Goblin Market,” “Song,” “Remember,” “Passing Away,” “A Birthday,” and “Up-Hill

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)
There’s a certain Slant of light,” “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” “From Blank to Blank—“ “After great pain, a formal feeling comes—“ “I started Early—Took my Dog—“ “This Consciousness that is aware,” “Our journey had advanced—“ “The Tint I cannot take—is best—“ “Because I could not stop for Death—“ “My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun—“ “A Light exists in Spring,” “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant—“ “In Winter in my Room,” “Because that you are going,” “A Pit—but Heaven over it—“ “By departing light,” “I dwell in Possibility—“ “Through what transports of Patience” “We grow accustomed to the Dark—“ and “No man saw awe, nor to his house

Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898)
The Hunting of the Snark,” “The Mad Gardener’s Song,” “A Pig-Tale,” “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” and “Jabberwocky

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837 – 1909)
August” and “At a Month’s End”