Introduction to Romanticism

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Read the excerpt from \”I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.\” For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.
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The lines use rhyme to transition from deep thought to a joyful memory.
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William Wordsworth often used repetition in his poetry to
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create rhythm and emphasize ideas.
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One characteristic of the Romantic period was
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the use of imagination.
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Read the excerpt from \”I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.\” I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
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twinkle
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Read the excerpt from \”I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.\” The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.
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The words glee and company use rhyme to express Wordsworth’s feelings. I gazed—and gazed—but little thought uses repetition for emphasis. Alliteration is used in the phrase dances with the daffodils.
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Which line from William Wordsworth’s poem uses alliteration?
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Continuous as the stars that shine
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While Enlightenment writers were more interested in innovation, Romantic writers were more interested in
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the freedom of expression.
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Authors use diction to help them convey meaning and achieve desired effects in their works. The word diction means
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word choice.
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Which topic would most likely have been the focus of a poem during the Romantic period?
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the beauty of a waterfall
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The attitude of the text about a subject is called the _____.
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tone

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