Blog Topics for the first three weeks of Nineteenth Century Literature 2020

  1. Are you in agreement with Dorothy Wordsworth’s reactions to S.T. Coleridge’s domestic life? Say why you agree or disagree.
  2. “Wise Passiveness”- describe a moment in your own life where such a phrase might apply.
  3. Write a poem about an experience in your life in which nature was the teacher.
  4. Are the concerns expressed in the film Pandaemonium still relevant in the 21st century?
  5. Does Wordsworth’s sonnet “The World is too much with us” apply in any measure to the contemporary 21st century world?
  6. Can you write a poem along the lines of “The World is too much with us” that directly reflects your experience in the 21st century?
  7. Write a letter to Dorothy Wordsworth telling her what you think of her journals.
  8. Write a letter to either Coleridge or Wordsworth expressing your appreciation of their insight into the importance of nature in human experience.
  9. Write a brief summary of what you consider the chief points of Wordsworth’s description of what kind of language is needed to write poetry.
  10. Do you agree with Shelley’s assertion that poets are the “unacknowledged legislators”.

Please remember that all blog entries will have to go through Turnitin at the end of the semester and if there is any plagiarism in your entries you may forfeit the total amount for your blog component of the assessment.

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