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"England in 1819"

Prezi about the poem "London 1819" by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Presentation by Adam Chow
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"England in 1819" by Percy Bysshe Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley lived from 1792 to 1822
had a happy family, but was made fun of at school for being different
withdrew to his own fantasy and began writing
Attened Oxford University, but was expelled for circulating a brochure titled "The necessity of Atheism"
Married to Harriet Westbrook before running off with Mary Shelley
Was shunned for his immorality and retreted to Italy
Died in a boating accident
Wrote "Ozymandias" and "England in 1819" An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king,--
Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow
Through public scorn, mud from a muddy spring,--
Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know,
But leech-like to their fainting country cling,
Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow,--
A people starved and stabbed in the untilled field,--
An army which liberticide and prey
Makes as a two-edged sword to all who wield,--
Golden and sanguine laws which tempt and slay;
Religion Christless, Godless, a book sealed,--
A Senate--Time's worst statute unrepealed,--
Are graves from which a glorious Phantom may
Burst to illumine our tempestuous day. "England in 1819" Themes? Poetic Devices Romanticism Works Cited The Norton Anthology English Literature
The Norton Anthology of Poetry King George III of England is insane and blind
Shelley despises George III’s sons
The public also despises royalty
The rulers are unaware of the people
The royalty want to stay in England
The rulers are not touched when the people are killed
People are starving and being killed in the fields – refers to the Peterloo Massacre
Massacre of Liberty
Two sides to the massacre, the people’s view and the royalty’s view
Laws were bought with money causing killing
People kill without thinking of Christianity
Act of unifying Ireland and England excluding Roman Catholics as citizens
A Revolution
There is hope About the Poem Sonnet
Lyric
Not regular for a sonnet
Meter is iambic pentameter

Rhyme scheme of ABABABCDCDCCDD Personification - "laws which tempt and slay" and "Blind Blood"
Hyperbole - "Blind Blood"
Implied Metaphor - "Through public scorn --mud from a muddy spring"
Direct Metaphor - "Religion Christless, Godless--a book sealed" Dislike for the monarchy
People are dying
Killing of Liberty
Hope Liberty
No nature! An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king,--
Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow
Through public scorn, mud from a muddy spring,--
Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know,
But leech-like to their fainting country cling,
Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow,--
A people starved and stabbed in the untilled field,--
An army which liberticide and prey
Makes as a two-edged sword to all who wield,--
Golden and sanguine laws which tempt and slay;
Religion Christless, Godless, a book sealed,--
A Senate--Time's worst statute unrepealed,--
Are graves from which a glorious Phantom may
Burst to illumine our tempestuous day. "England in 1819" Interpretation What type of Poem is it? (14 lines)

Lyric, Ballard, or Narrative?

Is it a regular for a 14 line poem?

What is the Meter? Romanticism How does it relate to Romanticism? Peterloo Massacre What was the Peterloo Massacre? It was a massacre in England on August 16, 1819
Calvary attacked a crowd of people who were peacfully rallying for parlimentary reform
It was in St. Peter's Field which is near Manchester
Named after the Battle at Waterloo and changed to Peterloo becuase it was by St. Peter's field
The local government saw the protestors as threats and send the army to arrest them What happened in England??? Famine
Unemployment becuase of the Napoleonic Wars
Nationalism
Conservatism
Presentation by Adam Chow
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