Jane Austen on the UK banknote

Jane Austen, Persuasion, Volume I, Chapters I through VII (35-96)

Appendix H. From Walter Scott, Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field (Persuasion , as well as Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “Autumn: A Fragment” (Broadview 31-32) and Charlotte Smith, “Written at the Close of Spring

Literary Termsflashback/flashforward, free indirect style/free indirect discourse, narrative perspectives, narrator


Finish reading Persuasion

In BABL B read William Wordsworth, “I griev’d for Buonaparte” (BABL B 204)

Read Appendix F in Broadview Persuasion (289-293)


Finish discussion of Persuasion

Felicia Hemans, by an unknown artist, c. 1820

Felicia Hemans, “The Homes of England” (1043-1044),  “Properzia Rossi” (1053-1055), ” and “The Graves of a Household

Literary Termsdramatic monologue/persona poem/dramatic lyric


Date to be determined

Persuasion Novel Report, electronic submission. You may submit this earlier.

Description of Long Essay Due via Electronic Submission. You may submit this earlier


John Keats, by Joseph Severn

Keats, “Ode to Psyche,” “Ode to a Nightingale” and “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1102-1105)

Selected Letters (1139-1143; 1147-1148)
to Benjamin Bailey, 22 November 1817
to George and Thomas Keats, 21, 27(?) December 1817 to John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 February 1818
to Richard Woodhouse, 27 October 1147

Literary Termsode and sonnet


Keats, “Ode on Melancholy” (1105-1106) and “To Autumn” (1107-1108)

“La Belle Dame sans Merci” and “La Belle Dame sans Mercy” (1100-1101). One poetry report covers both versions of this poem.


Essay Prospectus due date to be determined 


The Eve of St Agnes, painted by James Smetham, 1853

Keats, “The Eve of St. Agnes” (1093-1099)

Letter to John Hamilton Reynolds, 3 May 1818 (1144-1146)
Letter to George and Georgiana Keats, 14 February-3 May 1819 (1148-1151)

Literary Termsnarrative poetry

Last day to turn in a poetry report for the second 1/2 of the semester


Thursday, April 30th, 12:00pm / Final Exam still scheduled for this date


Long Essay Due date to be determined


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February Schedule

March Schedule