|The Very Reverend John Donne|
|Alma mater||Hart Hall, Oxford University of Cambridge|
|Genre||Satire, love poetry, elegy, sermons|
|Subject||Love, sexuality, religion, death|
|Literary movement||Metaphysical poetry|
1. Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was a big fan of the original form of romantic poetry – the classic sonnet – which always included 14 lines, with each line written in iambic pentameter (a steady, bouncy rhythm of 10 syllables).
|Songwriter(s)||IU Lee Jong-hoon|
“Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself, Love possesses not nor would it be possessed: For love is sufficient unto love.”
The “Father of Romanticism” as some critics say, William Wordsworth creates a Godlike image of nature throughout his poems “Calm is All Nature as a Resting Wheel,” “Daffodils,” and “The World is Too Much with Us.”
Although most sonnets are love poems, they don’t have to be romantic. … In other words, you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to write a sonnet.
Robert Burns is considered the pioneer of the Romantic Movement. Although his death in 1796 precedes what many consider the start of Romanticism, his lyricism and sincerity mark him as an early Romantic writer.
Alfred Lord Tennyson was not called a romantic poet in his homeland of England, but his work contained aspects of romantic literature. … Whether in nature or in a more urban environment the characters of romantic poetry are seen having great emotional swings, with death as a reoccurring theme.
Measured in terms of lines of poetry alone, John Bradburne (UK, 1921–1979) is the most prolific poet in the English language. Comprising a total of 169,925 individual lines, Bradburne’s output almost doubles that of William Shakespeare, whose Oxford Complete Works includes 87,668 lines of poetry.
John Donne was a metaphysical poet. His poetry attempts to “go beyond” human sensibility into realms of conceptual thinking.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge co-founded the Romantic Movement in England and he remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. “Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment” is his best known poem and is considered one of the most famous examples of Romanticism in English poetry.
The major works of the movement’s five most famous poets — William Wordsworth, George Gordon Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake, and John Keats — are represented in this Word Cloud Classics volume.
Sonnet. A sonnet is a 14 line poem, typically (but not exclusively) concerning the topic of love. Sonnets contain internal rhymes within their 14 lines; the exact rhyme scheme depends on the style of a sonnet.
Summary: Sonnet 116
This sonnet attempts to define love, by telling both what it is and is not. In the first quatrain, the speaker says that love—”the marriage of true minds”—is perfect and unchanging; it does not “admit impediments,” and it does not change when it find changes in the loved one.
The Shakespearean Sonnet
These sonnets cover such themes as love, jealousy, beauty, infidelity, the passage of time, and death. The first 126 sonnets are addressed to a young man while the last 28 are addressed to a woman.
|Resting place||Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon|
|Occupation||Playwright poet actor|
|Years active||c. 1585–1613|
Blake’s use of images, symbols, metaphors and revolutionary spirit combined with simple diction and spontaneous expression of thoughts and emotions make him a typical romantic poet.
Donne is often considered the greatest love poet in the English language. He is also noted for his religious verse and treatises and for his sermons, which rank among the best of the 17th century.