Discussion Topics (Magill's Survey of World Literature, Revised Edition)
Is Lord Byron more of a Romantic figure than a Romantic poet? Justify your response.
Consider the statement that Don Juan does not look as “immoral” today as it once was alleged to be.
Do you agree or disagree with the assertion that Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is more travelogue than character study? Why?
Byron was fond of difficult poetic stanzas, such as the ottava rima and the Spenserian stanza. How do his rhyming techniques contribute to his success at these forms?
Assess Percy Bysshe Shelley’s influence on Byron.
Show why Byron deserves to be called an iconoclast.
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Bibliography (Magill's Literary Annual 1983)
Choice. XX, February, 1983, p. 827.
Christian Science Monitor. December 29, 1982, p. 14.
History Today. XXXII, December, 1982, p. 60.
The New Republic. CLXXXIII, December 31, 1982, p. 32.
New Statesman. CIV, December 10, 1982, p. 28.
The New York Times Book Review. LXXXVII, November 7, 1982, p. 9.
Publishers Weekly. CCXXII, September 3, 1982, p. 49.
Smithsonian. XIII, February, 1983, p. 142.
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