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Goethe's poetry in context

We have divided the poems you are studying into a number of 'phases'. Inevitably this is a rather crude form of categorisation - and one on which not everyone agrees. However, it is designed to give you a framework for grouping certain related poems together.

Anacreontic phase
Sesenheimer Lieder
Sturm und Drang phase
Weimar and Charlotte von Stein
Weimar: Ballads II