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This course shows you the aspects of eighteenth-century life.

The poems that illustrate the everyday and the extraordinary, the comic and the serious aspects of the period is focused in this course. The poems and their significance like how a satire on the pleasures of tobacco tells us of the relationship between intoxication and inspiration or how a poem on apple pie speaks of evolving national identity will be illustrated. The series covers sport, epigrams, children and food.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Poetry and Tobacco 00:06:00
The Joys of Cricket 00:08:00
Petticoats and fashion 00:08:00
The life of epigrams 00:06:00
Politics in poetry 00:06:00
Module: 02
Pastoral Poetry 00:10:00
Music in miscellanies 00:05:00
The Ladle: a comic poem 00:07:00
The poetry of war 00:05:00
Smallpox in poetry 00:07:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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