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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for the most inventive and highly-regarded poets of the Victorian era, including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. These prolific poets are recognized for their distinctive responses to the tremendous social, political, and religious upheavals of their era.
As a collection of Victorian-era poetry, these poems capture the great tensions and pressures that existed beneath the optimism and serenity that characterized the nineteenth century. Moreover, these poets represent an important link between the Romantic Movement and the Modernist Movement of the twentieth century. This Bright Notes Study Guide includes notes and commentary on literary classics such as Tennyson's "In Memoriam, " Browning's "Andrea Del Sarto, " Arnold's "Dover Beach, " and Rossetti's "The Blessed Damozel, " helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:
- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As
The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.