Torrey Pines High School

Mr. Martin's English 12 Romantic Literature Unit

Poems and Places
Imagined landscapes in British Romantic Poetry

A Romantic Circles High School Curriculum Module

Welcome to Poems and Places, Homepage of the Romantic Literature unit for Mr. Martin's English 12 classes at Torrey Pines High School. This page contains links to the unit syllabi for all three of Mr. Martin's English 12 sections, to on-line editions of all the prose and poetry covered in the unit, and to a range of contextual information for students working on the unit. Visitors from other schools who are interested in implementing this curriculum unit should visit the "Curriculum Modules" area of Romantic Circles High School for information about the unit and its implementation.

The purpose of this unit is to provide you with a general knowledge of British Romantic Era poetry and to help you hone your knowledge of poetic form and structure. The unit makes substantial use of the internet both as an information resource and as a space for students to compose and post their assigned work. On the first day of the unit, each of you will be assinged an access account to the Villa Diodati, an on-line virtual world, where you will find a specially built classroom area just for our use. In addition to the information on this page, you will find a great deal of important and useful information in the virtual classroom. Because on-line resources and activities play such an important role in the completion of this unit, it is important those of you who do not have internet access at home keep track of the unit schedule and plan your schedules accordingly so that you can do your homework in the computer labs on campus. "I couldn't get on-line from home" will not be accepted as an excuse for not completing assigned work on time.

The Villa Diodati

Click above and look for Mr. Martin's classroom in the West Hall of the Schoolhouse

Section Syllabi
Use the links below to find a detailed schedule of reading, Class-work, homework, and project due dates for your section.

Periods One and Five
Period 2

Electronic Editions
The following is an electronic collection of the poetry and prose covered in this unit.

William Blake
"The Tyger" and "The Lamb" (1789-1794)
S.T. Coleridge
"This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison" (1797)
"Frost at Midnight" (1798)
"The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere" (1798)
John Keats
"Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1820)
"Ode to a Nightingale" (1820)
from "Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds" (28 March 1818)
Percy Shelley
"Ode to the West Wind" (1820)
Dorothy Wordsworth
Excerpt from Grasmere Journal, 15 April 1802
William Wordsworth
"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" (1807)
"Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" (1798)

Information Resources
The following is a list of links to a wide variety of information about romanticism, romantic era history and culture, and the individual authors and works that are covered in this unit.

General Resources
Romantic Circles
Voice of the Shuttle Romantics Page
Romanticism on the Net
The Romantic Chronology
Coleridge Time-Line
The Shelley Chronology
British History, 1689-1901
Historical Contexts
British Newspaper Coverage of the French Revolution
Summary of the French Revolution
The French Revolution Home Page
The Britannia History Page
The Life of Industrial Workers in 19th Century England
Lectures on the Industrial Revolution in England
British Art and the Origins of Modern Childhood
The Regency Portrait Page
The Eugene Delecroix Page
The William Blake Archive
Visionary Painters
Art Collection from Around 1800
18th Century Art Links
19th Century Art Links
18th Century Music Links
19th Century Music Links
Contemporary Culture
British Culture, 1660-1830
The Regency Fashion Page
Science and Philosophy
A Romantic Natural History
Pre-History of Cognitive Science
Charles Babbage's Calculating Machine
The Science Museum, London
Works and Authors
William Blake's Life
Romantic Anger and Byron's Curse
Biography of John Keats
British Library Keats Exhibition
Biography of Percy Shelley
Biography of Byron
Biography of W. Wordsworth