English Poetry of the XIX and XX Centuries


Abstract: the objective of this subject is the study of the main movements and authors of English Poetry from the beginning of the XIX century until the present time; and, this webpage contains all the papers I did during this course, where I analyse poems from diverse authors and periods. These papers are listed chronologically and each one is analysed from different points of view, dealing with a wide range of topics. For instance, in reading module 4, I comment on the historical context of The Charge of the Light Brigade, by Lord Tennyson, whereas in reading module 7, I compare two poems where we can observe two opposite perspectives of the World War I.



Student: Erika Giselle Wilson Cantariño

Subject: 14217/English Poetry of the XIX and XX Centuries

University: Universitat de València

Academic Year: 2005/6


Reading module 1

William Blake

The Tyger


Reading module 6

Ezra Pound

Canto XLV


Reading module 2

John Keats

To Autumn


Reading module 7

Rupert Brooke

The Dead

Siegfried Sassoon



Reading module 3

John Keats

Ode to a Nihgtingale

Ode on a Grecian Urn


Reading module 8

Seamus Heaney



Reading module 4

Lord Alfred Tennyson

The Charge of the Light Brigade


Reading module 9

Sylvia Plath

On the Plethora of Dryads

Ted Hughes

Mayday on Holderness


Reading module 5

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Body's Beauty


Reading module 10

Feminist Literary Criticism




Self-evaluation: in my opinion, there is a clear evolution in my papers. If we compare the first paper to the last one, we can see that my writing style and the topics chosen, improved considerably  during the course. Besides, this course provided me with a wider knowledge of English poetry. Analysing and commenting on poems from a variety of poets such as John Keats, Lord Tennyson, Ezra Pound and Seamus Heaney, helped me to have and to develop my own critical point of view. Sincerely, it is difficult to say objectively the exact mark I deserve but, from my point of view, I would say an A .


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©a.r.e.a/Dr. Vicente Forés López

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