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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Group

Prompts: Aurora Leigh (1856)
Norton Critical
edited by Margaret Reynolds

"The world’s male chivalry has perished out,
But women are knights-errant to the last” (6.225).

Aurora Leigh (1856)


Responses to Path 2 prompts should deliver a structured, narrow argument in only 400-500 words, one you publish on Blackboard by 11:59 p.m. on Friday. Arguments should evince creativity and organization, support their claims with detailed evidence ( incl. page citations), and show signs of careful revision. Remember too that whether I happen to agree or not with your thesis matters little, as long as it is sufficiently supported and logically, persuasively rendered.

Some of the strongest essays will incorporate ideas from path 2 essays written by your peers and/or pertinent path 1 discussions and topics, though neither is required.

Week Five:
Aurora Leigh, Books 6-7



Week Six:
Aurora Leigh, Book 8

Week Seven:
Aurora Leigh, Book 9

"Poverty and Wealth" (1889)
William Powell Frith

Dr. Paul Marchbanks