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The Dulcimer and Musicality, Kublah Kahn

The Kublah Kahn PCR Musicality, Verse rhythm and The Dulcimer Dear Listeners, The Dulcimer is a fascinating musical instrument, with three strings to its body and forms part of the image the poet uses in the last Stanza of the Abyssinian maid, playing on her Dulcimer. The image forms part of the poets dream, to... Read more » Read More

Romanticism and The Daffodils

  PCR- Romanticism and The Daffodills Dear Listeners, ‘The Daffodils’  by William Wordsworth, from our audio recording of the poem on, is a distinctively Romantic poem.  But what makes it a romantic ? Wordsworth was a central writer of the Romantic movement in the Victorian era known as English Romanticism. It is full of key Romantic features in... Read more » Read More

The Art of Reading Poetry Aloud

Dear Listeners, The latest Victorian poems we have recorded include William Wordsworth’s ‘The Daffodil’s and Tennyson,s The revenge. These are companions to the Victorian classics; William Blake’s ‘Tyger,Tyger’ and Browing Browning’s ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin’,  already on They have spurred some thoughts about the benefits of reading poetry out loud. Reading poetry aloud can... Read more » Read More