Victorian Poetry Projects (431-NGL)

upcoming projects

Hello ladies,

Sorry for the short notice last week. There was an evacuation running in the other building. We’re still on track so no worries 🙂

Below are preliminary plans for new presentation projects.  You select a partner, a poet, and a poem and list that in the comment box below.

  • Matthew Arnold: “The Future”
  • Robert Browning: “Prospice”
  • William Wordsworth: “To a Butterfly”
  • Emily Bronte: “When I shall Sleep”
  • Elizabeth Browning: “The Face of all the World”


Lecturer; Zainab


  1. “To A Butterfly” (1801)
    I’VE watched you now a full half-hour;
    Self-poised upon that yellow flower
    And, little Butterfly! indeed
    I know not if you sleep or feed.
    How motionless!–not frozen seas
    More motionless! and then
    What joy awaits you, when the breeze
    Hath found you out among the trees,
    And calls you forth again!

    This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
    My trees they are, my Sister’s flowers;
    Here rest your wings when they are weary;
    Here lodge as in a sanctuary!
    Come often to us, fear no wrong;
    Sit near us on the bough!
    We’ll talk of sunshine and of song,
    And summer days, when we were young;
    Sweet childish days, that were as long
    As twenty days are now.

    STAY near me–do not take thy flight!
    A little longer stay in sight!
    Much converse do I find in thee,
    Historian of my infancy!
    Float near me; do not yet depart!
    Dead times revive in thee:
    Thou bring’st, gay creature as thou art!
    A solemn image to my heart,
    My father’s family!
    Oh! pleasant, pleasant were the days,
    The time, when, in our childish plays,
    My sister Emmeline and I
    Together chased the butterfly!
    A very hunter did I rush
    Upon the prey:–with leaps and springs
    I followed on from brake to bush;
    But she, God love her, feared to brush
    The dust from off its wings.

    By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

    أستاذه أي قصيده نأخذ ؟؟؟

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