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Season 1 Episode 856633

Romantic Poets 1

Aired Unknown Apr 25, 2009 on BBC
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Romantic Poets 1
Starting with a young William Wordsworth's terror while rowing on a lake, learn how the poet's understanding of the natural world affected his entire life and poetic work. See how Samuel Taylor Coleridge had more disturbing encounters with his landscape, which fed into his nightmares and hallucinations, and how William Yeats fell in love with his homeland and became a proud Irish nationalist. Lastly, Robert Burns's credentials as an impoverished, hard-working Scotsman meant he became a national hero for championing 'the common man' and rescuing Scots folk songs from extinction.moreless

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