Respond to both of the following prompts. Keep in mind that definitions of the Byronic hero and the fragment poem can be found on the sources listed for today’s reading.

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  1. Who is the “Byronic Hero”? Note the ways in which Byron’s giaour can be said to exemplify the “type.”
  2. Summarize the definition of the Romantic Fragment and connect that definition to The Giaour, as well as to another poem read this semester. Go beyond simply noting the ways in which the poems are fragments. Why does the poet choose to write a fragment? What does the choice of this form signify in regards to the poem’s overall meaning?

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