Coventry Patmore’s Prologue from The Angel in the House

By Drew, Hind, and Clara:

 Coventry Patmore’s Prologue from The Angel in the House was an interesting text to annotate. To create our anthology, we started our research by looking at the author’s background, in an attempt to understand how it influenced his work.

 Ultimately, we tried to make our anthology understandable to an undergraduate audience. When reading the poem, we aimed to highlight whatever stood out to us, or whatever we felt an undergraduate audience would not understand.

 There was a struggle differentiating between the annotation categories of textual and linguistic. Eventually, we decided that textual would refer to intertextual references, while linguistic would refer to the root words (i.e. masculine, feminine, etc.)

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