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Course Name English Poetry: The Augustan to the Victorian
Course Code 18ELL112
Program BA (English Language and Literature), 5 Year Integrated B.A. – M.A. (English Language & Literature)
Semester II
Credits 4
Year Taught 2019
Degree Undergraduate (UG), Integrated Degree
School School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Coimbatore, Kochi


Course Outline

Augustan Age – characteristics – transitional poets. Romantic revival – characteristics – worship of nature – older romantics. Younger romantics – characteristics – sensualism – humanitarian pantheism. Victorian poetry – conflict between science and religion – rationalism – dramatic monologue – major poets.

Unit I: 

Pope “An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot”[Detailed].

“The Quiet Life”[Non-Detailed].

Swift “Critics” [Non-Detailed].

Unit II:

William Collins “To Evening”[Detailed]

Blake “Tyger”[Detailed]


Unit III:

Wordsworth: “Lines Written a Few Miles AboveTintern Abbey”[Detailed]

“The World is Too Much With Us”[Non-Detailed]

S.T:Coleridge: “The Rime of Ancient Mariner”[Detailed]

Unit IV:

P.B. Shelley: “Ode to the West Wind”[Detailed]

“Ozymandias” [Non-Detailed]

John Keats:”La Belle Dame Sans Merci”[Non-Detailed]

“Ode to Nightingale”[Detailed]

Unit V:

Alfred Tennyson:”Ulysses”[Detailed]


Robert Browning:”My Last Duchess”[Detailed]

Matthew Arnold:”Dover Beach”[Detailed]


  1. Board of Editors. DAV College. Light and Delight, Part II,Macmillan.2000.
  2. Jain,Jasbir. Strings of Gold Part3:An Anthology of Poems, Macmillan.
  3. Students are recommended to read poems from popular anthologies.

Core Reading

  1. Board of Editors.Poetry Down the Ages.Hyderabad:Orient BlackSwan,2010.
  2. Palgrave,F.T.The GoldenTreasury.NewDelhi:RupaClassics,2006.
  3. Harrison,GB. Penguin Book of English Poetry.UK:PenguinBooks.
  4. Klarer Mario. An Introduction to Literary Studies. Routledge, 2009.

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