Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* The Epigraph is written by Thomas Burnet, in a work titled the Archaeologiae Philosophicae.
* The Epigraph is added to the 1817 version of the poem.
Part 1, Lines 1-82 Abstract
* The Epigraph serves to illuminate some of the major purposes of the poem.
Part 2, Lines 83-142 Abstract
* These major purposes are to focus on...
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