Poetry of the 1800s

Topic: EnvironmentNatural Disasters
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
To a waterfowl
William Cullen Bryant

Thanatopsis
William Cullen Bryant

Old Ironsides
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The chambered Nautilus
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe

Success is counted the sweetest
Emily Dickinson

I never saw a moor
Emily Dickinson

Some keep the Sabbath going to church
Emily Dickinson

Exultation is the going
Emily Dickinson

I taste a liquor never brewed
Emily Dickinson

Faith is is fine invention
Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for death
Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers
Emily Dickinson

Success is counted the sweetest
Emily Dickinson

Nature
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The tide rises the tide falls
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The arrow and the song
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Psalm of life
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Song of myself
Walt Whitman

Orange Buds by mail from Florida
Walt Whitman

When I heard the learned astronomer
Walt Whitman

I hear America singing
Walt Whitman

Oh Capt. my Capt.
Walt Whitman

A noiseless patient spider
Walt Whitman

Oh me oh life
Walt Whitman

Shiloh, a requiem
Herman Melville

Whose wife died in a freak accident and he tried to save her?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What was a doctor and cofounder of the Atlantic monthly?
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Who became a popular poet overnight because of his poem about the battleship?
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Who was the father of the American detective story
Edgar Allan Poe

Who was the father of American poetry and felt nature is the visible face of God?
William Cullen Bryant

Who was recluse and published a few poems wall alive?
Emily Dickinson

Who has a bust in Westminster Abby?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What was a recurring analogy in Longfellow’s work?
Footprints in the sand of time

What were three examples of irony in Shiloh?
The battle was fought by a church on a Sunday and it said that they were enemies at day friends at night because when they’re dead they’re all the same

What was nature described as in Longfellow’s problem?
A mother leading her children to bed like nature leading us to death

What was the meaning behind the arrow in the song by Longfellow?
When traveling in life without direction you’ll find your way and try to inspire others

In the Raven what is the allusion that identifies the Raven has a messenger of the dead?
Plutonian Shore

What is transcendental about the poem the Chambered Nautilus?
Learning a lesson from nature, growing, “build thee more stately mansions, o my soul”

What is transcendental about Emily Dickinson’s poem keep the Sabbath going to church?
Nature can be your church

What is transcendental about the poem I never saw a moor?
Intuition to know something in excess without seeing it

What is anti-transcendental about the poem when Shiloh?
Nature doesn’t dive in, the swallows skimming

Who are the people who value success the most?
Those who have never achieved it

What is the unknown power in the poem to a waterfowl?
Guides everyone on their path

What are the three qualifications for a sonnet?
14 lines, set rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter

How does Thanatopsis relieve our fear of death?
We all die alone, democratic, the living are the minority, circle of life, the people who forget you die

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