Iron Maiden and Romantic Poetry

For next Friday (4/7), students will write a blog post on the YouTube video below, answering the following question: How is Iron Maiden’s heavy metal version of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” like Romantic poetry?  Consider the lyric speaker, the imagery, poetic tone, figurative language, and rhythmic beat the poem shares with the Irion Maiden music video.  Explain your answer through a focused close reading.

Please categorize your post under “The Romantic Turn” and don’t forget to create specific and relevant tags.  The post is due by Friday (4/7) 1pm, but students have the option to revise it until 6pm that day.  And please sign your posts so that your TA, Hannah, and I know who wrote what.  Warning: blank or filler “placeholder” posts submitted after the deadline will not receive a grade!


Out-of-class blog comments: Because Friday’s lecture will be cancelled, students will attend the course virtually by submitting blog comments for three student posts (not your own) due this week.  The comments should answer the following question:

What is the most original idea in this post and how could the student’s interpretation be improved?

The blog comments are due by 2:20 pm that Friday (4/7) and should be 3-4 sentences.  The three blog comments will count as your participation and attendance for Friday’s canceled lecture.

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