Continuing last episode’s sampler of poems that appear and influence later and contemporaneous works, this episode includes works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Edmund Spenser, Percy Shelley, and more Elizabeth Barrett Browning, because we can.
Episode 8 is up… Early?!
An eclectic mix of Stealth Poems™ drawn from my recent reads. Works by Byron, Poe, Blake, Stephen King, Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Wordsworth, and Robert Pirsig.*
* Yes, all men, must be residue from Shakespeare’s sausage-fest last episode.
We get down and uncomfortably dirty with the Bard this episode, in pursuit of ambiguity and insight with William Blake’s The Tyger, Shakespeare’s Sonnets 130 and 135, and Christina Rossetti’s ‘No, Thank You, John’.
We examine three readings of Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott, through the lenses of Creativity, Feminism, and Adolescence.
Spend some time contemplating an ambiguous curse as we listen to Alfred Tennyson’s best-known narrative poem, “The Lady of Shalott” (1842 version).