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Title      : MEN-14 Nineteenth Century Literature
Subject      : English
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 38/733
Total Price      : Rs.      : 543
 
 
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The Romantic Movement Total views (281)  
The Romantic Movement in English is a major literary event covering half a century from 1750 onward and it included poets like Wordsworth. Coleridge, Southey, Keats, Shelley and Byron and novelists like Sir Walter Scott and essayists like Charles Lamb, DeQuincey and Hazlitt. Though Jane Austen also belongs to this period, she was not a part of the Romantic Movement. There were a few poetic dra ......
Pages: 14
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Background: The Romantic Age Total views (284)  
The Romantic movement was primarily a return to nature movement. It was also a return to simple human nature and finally a return to simple language of the heart as opposed to the artificial poetry of the society of the eighteenth century.
Pages: 21
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Unit 3 : The Victorian Age Total views (282)  
The Victorian Age is generally taken to begin from 1830; But many take the year 1832 as the beginning of the age because it was in this ye!'r that the great Reform Bill was passed. Strictly speaking the Victorian Age covers the reign of Queen Victoria, i.e. 1837-1901. But 1832 is an important landmark of the Victorian Age because the growth of English Democracy began with the passing of the Reform ......
Pages: 16
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Unit 4 : The Victorian Age Total views (291)  
The Oxford Movement is one among the several streams of fervid philosophical or social thought which ran through the dry, uninspiring expanse of that industrial age and fertilized it. The Oxford Movement in religion has many points of resemblance to the Pre-Raphaelite movement in art. Both protested against the materialism of the age, and both went back for their models to the Middle Ages. Orig ......
Pages: 23
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William Blake: The Tiger Total views (292)  
In this unit, my main objective is to introduce you to a great visionary poet named William Blake, who wrote poetry in the Eighteenth century ( 1757- 1827). Blake is called a Transitional poet, who like Thomas Gray, contributed to the transition from the neo-classical, to the Romantic Age. Essentially, William Blake wrote 'social poetry', wherein he showed a genuine concern for the oppressed c ......
Pages: 11
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William Blake: The Sick Rose and Ah Sunflower Total views (291)  
Reason is represented by Orizen, whom men ignoring Christs message, worship as the true God. He is represented in the illustrations to The First Book of Orizen as an old man with a white beard, holding his 'iron book' of laws. His attributes are negative qualities like jealousy, fearfulness, cruelty, secrecy and so on. His agents are priests symbolized by ravens and serpents. He prefers night to ......
Pages: 6
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William Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey Lines Total views (299)  
William Wordsworth, one of the greatest of English poets, was born on 7 April 1770 at Cockermouth, Cumberland in the Lake District of England, a region of mountains and lakes famous for its natural beauty. He studied for four years (1787-1791) at Cambridge, but always spent his vacations in Cumberland in the company of his rustic friends. As a young man he took a good deal of interest in the de ......
Pages: 19
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William Wordsworth: Michael Total views (299)  
Michael is a narrative poem and called a Pastoral poem by Wordsworth himself. But, it has none of the artificialities of pastoral poetry but it shows the close kinship between Man and nature with reference to it strong but human character, Michael.
Pages: 31
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William Wordsworth: Resolution and Independence the World is Too Much With Us Total views (300)  
'Resolution and Independence' which was also called 'The leech gatherer' is a typical Wordsworthian poem revealing his faith in humanity and himself. The focus of the poem is an encounter of the poet with an old and decrepit leech gatherer who persevered in his work in spite of his age and the scarcity of leeches. Wordsworth endows an ordinary man with a spiritual strength and glory and makes an o ......
Pages: 20
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William Wordsworth: The Prelude - Book 1 Total views (299)  
The Prelude which Graham Hough calls, 'one or the greatest reflective poems in the language' , is subtitled the 'Growth of a Poet's Mind' as it deals with the growth of his poetic self. The poem is his spiritual autobiography because it does not deal with the facts of life in the usual sense; its main concern is the awakening and development of his imagination in response to nature. It does not f ......
Pages: 34
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Introduction to S.T. Coleridge Total views (298)  
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772- 1934) is a major poet of the 19th century. He is one or the significant poet-critics of the romantic period. He was more famous as a critic than a poet. Today serious critics have accorded critical attention to his poetry as well. He has carved a niche for himself in the world poetry and has a significant place as a theorist. He has left behind some master poems i ......
Pages: 25
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Total views (306)  
The poem in seven parts begins with a motto from the work of a sixteen-century divine by name Thomas Burnet. It brings out Coleridge's obsession with the supernatural and the non-rational: it is translated as follows.
Pages: 13
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Unit 3 : John Keats Total views (302)  
John Keats (1795 -1821) is considered to be a great Romantic poet. William Wordsworth and Coleridge inaugurated the Romantic movement in England by publishing "Lyrical Ballads" (1798). Keats belongs to the second generation of Romantic poets (Keats, Shelley and Lord Byron). He excelled his contemporaries in the artistic portrayal of brilliant visual pictures.
Pages: 58
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Unit 4 : John Keats Total views (302)  
After reading this unit, students should be able to appreciate the essential achievement of Keats as a Romantic poet.
Pages: 23
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P.B. Shelley - To a Skylark Total views (298)  
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born near Sussex and educated at Eton, and Oxford. For writing a pamphlet on atheism he was expelled from the college. This sad episode brought about a difference with his father and resulted in a permanent breach. His youth was wild and passionate. In 1818 he went to Italy, but was unfortunately drowned in the sea, and on his tomb,was written: "Heart of Hearts,"
Pages: 15
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P.B.Shelley: Ode to the West Wind Total views (298)  
Shelley was interested in the West Wind more for the strength and force of its elemental force and for its capacity to destroy and preserve than for its material or sensuous aspect. Accordingly it becomes the ' breath of Autumn's being', an 'unseen presence', a 'wild spirit' , a 'spirit fierce', and 'Destroyer and Preserver'. To Shelley the wind is the symbol of that higher reality, the 'emblem ......
Pages: 17
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Tennyson: The Lotos - Eaters Total views (298)  
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was educated at Louth Grammar school and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained the University Chancellor's Gold Medal for a poem on Timbuctoo and where he formed an intimate friendship with Arthur Hallam whose untimely death provided the inspiration for his well-known poem In Memoriam. His elder brother Charles also possessed the poet's gift and in 1826; Ch ......
Pages: 22
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Alfred Tennyson: Ulysses Total views (299)  
The poem "Ulysses" was first published in 1842. It is noteworthy for its healthy optimism and it is in strong contrast to the" sleepy softness" of "The Lotos - Eaters". Ulysses and the group of mariners are represented as being alive in this poem. Tennyson adopts this technique for the poetic purpose of the dramatic monologue. Actually, according to the epic story, Ulysses was the only one to ......
Pages: 13
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Robert Browning: Andrea Del Sarto Total views (301)  
Robert Browning (1812-1889) who was a contemporary of Tennyson spent the best part of his married life in Italy. He was born in 1812 and began to write poetry very early in life. He courted and won the hand of Elizabeth Barrett, an eminent poetess. Their courtship is one of the best romances in English Literature.
Pages: 24
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Browning: My Last Duchess Total views (299)  
At the end of this unit,students should be able to illustrate Browning's greatness as a poet and comment on the beginning of this poem. They will also be able to analyse the character of the Duke.
Pages: 8
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Browning: The Last Ride Together Total views (300)  
At the end of this unit, students will be able to, consider "The Last Ride Together" as a unique love-lyric and write on the robust optimism of the poet.
Pages: 11
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Robert Browning: Prospice Total views (299)  
At the end of this unit students will be able to summarize Browning's appeal as a poet and examine Browning as a poet of love and death, and write on Browning's optimism.
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 7.5   
 
Unit 1 : Jane Austen - Emma Total views (301)  
By the end of this unit students will be able to enumerate the significant historical, political and social changes taking place in England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They will also be able to explain how the literature of the time, and Jane Austen's work in particular, reflected the transition from the Age of Reason to the Age of Romanticism.
Pages: 24
Price: Rs 18   
 
Unit 2 : Jane Austen - Emma Total views (302)  
At the end of this unit students be able to define characterization and assess its significance as an element of fiction and differentiate between different types of characters such as flat and round characters. types, stock characters, foils and the "showing" and "telling" methods of characterization.
Pages: 23
Price: Rs 17.25   
 
Unit 3: Jane Austen - Emma Total views (300)  
By the end of this unit you should be able to define plot as an element of friction and explain Jane Austen's use of at least two important devices in the construction of the plot of the novel and define 'point of view' and explain Jane Austen's handling of it in the novel. Students will also be able to enumerate the various aspects of the novel and explain them: realism, comedy, use of irony and ......
Pages: 17
Price: Rs 12.75   
 
Unit 4 : Charles Dickens : Great Expectations Total views (297)  
After reading through this unit,students should be in a position to evaluate the merits of Great Expectations and assess the contribution of Dickens as a novelist.
Pages: 34
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Unit 5: Charles Dickens: Great Expectations Total views (298)  
After reading this unit, students will be in a better position to state the great contribution of Dickens as a novelist.
Pages: 16
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J.S. Mill : Autobiography Total views (297)  
By the end of this unit, students should be able to understand the origins and tenets of Utilitarianism as propounded by Jeremy Bentham and as a background to the study of John Stewart Mill and define the Utilitarian philosophy as it was understood and interpreted by John Stewart Mill, and state the ways in which he redefined or refurbished tile original Benthamite ideology.
Pages: 13
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Unit 1: Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights Total views (288)  
In this unit you will be introduced to Wuthering Heights. Even though the only novel written by Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights is hailed as a classic in world literature. In the opinion of David Cecil "Wuthering Heights - the very name is enough to set the imagination vibrating".
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 11.25   
 
Unit 2: Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights Total views (297)  
After reading this unit you will be able to narrate the entire story of the novel,discuss important events,talk about the characters and their motives, differentiate between characters, and analyse the symbolic significance of the two prominent places mentioned in the novel.
Pages: 14
Price: Rs 10.5   
 
Unit 3: Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights Total views (295)  
After reading this unit you will be able to discuss the central theme of the world, talk about various approaches to the novel, describe the central characters,analyse relationship between characters,compare and contrast them.
Pages: 13
Price: Rs 9.75   
 
Unit 3A: Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights Total views (296)  
After studying this unit you will be able to write about the characters, their actions and motives in the novel, compare and contrast the characters, discuss plot construction and narrative technique of Emily Bronte and talk about the novel authoritatively.
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 11.25   
 
Unit 4: Mathew Arnold: Culture and Anarchy Total views (292)  
After going through this unit, students will be able to explain the context in which Culture and Anarchy was written, critique the contemporary relevance of Arnold's concept 'culture' and define culture as Arnold conceives it. They will also be able to distinguish 'culture' from the goals of Religion.
Pages: 19
Price: Rs 14.25   
 
Unit 5: Matthew Arnold: Culture and Anarchy Total views (282)  
After going through this unit students will be able to explain the importance of 'clear thinking' in the establishment of 'order' against 'anarchy' - the result of wrong doing discuss the class structure of English society and analyse the merits and demerits of each class - upper class, middle class and working class. They will also be able to distinguish the ideas cherished by Hellenism (the spir ......
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 11.25   
 
Unit 1 : Thomas Hardy: The Return of the Native Total views (291)  
At the end of working through this unit, students should be able to,assess the contribution or Hardy to the English novel and write on the structure of the Return of the Native.
Pages: 13
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Unit 2 : Thomas Hardy: The Return of the Native Total views (293)  
At the end of working through this unit, students should be able to write a note on Egdon Heath bringing out your impressions of its tragic possibilities in the novel. They will also be able to show the awareness, customs and beliefs of the rustics of Egdon Heath and give an account of the events leading to the first meeting of Clym with Eustacia.
Pages: 30
Price: Rs 22.5   
 
Charles Lamb: In Praise of Chimney-Sweepers Total views (288)  
At the end of working this unit students should be able to,examine how Lamb's humour is closely allied to pathos in "In Praise of Chimney-Sweepers" explain how "The Superannuated Man" starts from an event in the life of the writer, but ends with the author's reflections which acquire a universal significance.
Pages: 26
Price: Rs 19.5   
 
William Hazlitt: On The Feeling of Immortality in Youth Total views (286)  
At the end of this unit,students should be able to, examine the reflective and pensive mood of the author. They will also be able to spell out the manner in which Hazlitt reveals the feeling of immortality in youth.
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9   
 


 
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