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Series: Literary Contexts: British Poetry


Romantic Poetry in Context

Romantic Poetry in Context

The Romantic movement grew out of the Age of Enlightenment, nurturing the idea of the importance of the imagination — and then letting it run wild. This video explains the historical context behind the poetry of Romantics including Blake,...Show More
Victorian Poetry in Context

Victorian Poetry in Context

The Victorian era can appear starched, overly refined and repressed, but it was also a time when turbulent reforms were sweeping across Europe. This video explains the historical context behind the poetry of Victorian including Tennyson, Arnold,...Show More
World War One Poetry in Context

World War One Poetry in Context

The early 20th century was one of the most volatile periods of history and poetry exposed the true nature of World War I. This video explains the historical context behind the poetry of war poets including Pope, McCrae, Brooke, Owen and Sassoon,...Show More