Six Week Course

The Romantic Poets in the South West

Week 1 The Bristol School and Wordsworth in Wiltshire
             Poem: extracts from ‘Incidents Upon Salisbury Plain’

Week 2 Family life and opium dreams – Coleridge in Somerset              Poems: ‘This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison’
                          ‘Kubla Khan’

Week 3 Transformation – Wordsworth in Dorset
             Poems: extracts from ‘The Ruined Cottage’
                          ‘Goody Blake and Harry Gill’

Week 4 Lyrical Ballads – Wordsworth & Coleridge in Somerset              Poems: extracts from ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’
                          extracts from ‘Lines written a few miles above
                          Tintern Abbey’

Week 5 Radical antics – Shelley in Devon
             Poems: ‘Sonnet: To a balloon, laden with Knowledge’                          extracts from ‘Queen Mab’

Week 6 The beginning of the end – Keats in Devon and Dorset              Poems: ‘In Teignmouth’
                          ‘Bright Star’

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