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  • 1. Course Title: Poetry Course Code & NO.: LANE 447 Course Credit Hrs.: 3 weekly Level: 7th Level Students The Transitional Period The Pre-Romantics William Collins William Blake Robert BurnsInstructor: Dr. Noora Al-MalkiCredits of images and online content are to their original owners.
  • 2. Pre-Romanticism The Transitional EraThe term Pre-romantic “defines the sensibilities and spiritualstates, trends, ideas and forms that developed at the end of theNeoclassical Period.”The Pre romantics did not constitute a school of thought. Theywere a group of writers that were influenced by the new trends,feelings, of the end of the century. Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 2
  • 3. William Collins 1721-59William Collins was a pre-Romantic English poetwhose lyrical odes adhered to Neoclassical formsbut were Romantic in theme and feeling. Thoughhis literary career was brief and his output slender,he is considered one of the finest English lyricpoets of the 18th century. Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 3
  • 4. Robert Burns 1759-96 Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 4
  • 5. William Blake 1757-1827 Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 5
  • 6. William Blake 1757-1827 Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 6
  • 7. William Blake 1757-1827 Robert Burns 1759-1796 Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 7
  • 8. William Blake 1757-1827 Robert Burns 1759-1796 Scot Pre-Romantics Mad Poets•Childhood visions (seeing God & Angeles) •Farm life (hard life)•14 poet + painter •Masonic•Songs of Innocence, in 1789 •Loose life•Songs of Experience in 1794 •Lyrics – Ballads of love- folk songs•Rejected 18th neo-classical vision •spontaneity, directness and sincerity•Imagination is better than reason •Scottish life, poverty, and drinking•Poetry should be understood by •Manic depression "blue devilism".common people •Influenced the romantics, American•Poverty writers, Russian authors (stamp) •Burns’ Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 National Day 8
  • 9. The Clod And the Pebble William Blake 1794 A Red, Red Rose Robert Burns 1794 Songs of Experience Dialect poem - Ballad "Love seeketh not itself to please, O my Luves like a red, red rose, Nor for itself hath any care, Thats newly sprung in June: O my Luves like the melodie, repetition But for another gives its ease, Thats sweetly playd in tune. And builds a heaven in hells despair." As fair art thou, my bonie lass, So sung a little Clod of Clay, So deep in luve am I; Trodden with the cattles feet, And I will luve thee still, my dear, But a Pebble of the brook Till a the seas gang dry. hyperbole Warbled out these metres meet: Till a the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi the sun; hyperbole "Love seeketh only Self to please, To bind another to its delight, And I will luve thee still, my dear, While the sands o life shall run. Joys in anothers loss of ease, And builds a hell in heavens despite." And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve! And fare-thee-weel, a while! Concrete to present abstract And I will come again, my Luve, hyperbole Tho twere ten thousand mile! Dr. Noora Al-Malki 2012 9