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English literature: The Romantic Period

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Coleridge was inspired by the Middle Ages and German thought, and was a reactionary Christian nationalist. Romanticism proper was preceded by several related developments from the mid-18th century on that can be termed. The Romantics were inspired by the environment, and encouraged people to venture into new territories — both literally and metaphorically. Championing of the Individual: Revolution in Europe brought to light the importance of the individual. The half-century around the French Revolution 1780-1830 saw an astonishing rise in political radicalism followed by a sweeping wave of political and cultural reaction.

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English literature: The Romantic Period

british romantic literature

The Romantic movement gave rise to New England , which portrayed a less restrictive relationship between God and Universe. Revolution When reference is made to Romantic verse, the poets who generally spring to mind are 1757-1827 , 1770-1850 , 1772-1834 , 1788-1824 , 1792-1822 and 1795-1821. His most famous poems include Mutability, Ozymandias, and Ode to the West Wind. What is a literary revival, and is it conservative, innovative, or just undead? Keats considered contact with poets as a threat to his independence and therefore shunned his contemporaries. A further sign of the diminished stress placed on judgment is the Romantic attitude to form: if poetry must be spontaneous, sincere, intense, it should be fashioned primarily according to the dictates of the creative imagination. The first generation of British romantic poets Only William Blake remained a radical, unlike Wordsworth and Coleridge.

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English literature: The Romantic Period

british romantic literature

I've also worked extensively on landscape as an especially interesting aspect of the shared literary and visual culture of the first half of the nineteenth century—and as the site of competing, often highly politicized constructions of Englishness. It was also to some extent a reaction against the and against 18th-century and physical materialism in general. They believed that children were special because they were innocent and uncorrupted, enjoying a precious affinity with nature. My work explores the relations of visual and verbal representations in the culture and iconology the study of images across the media. The meaning of romanticism has changed with time. The book contains additional features such as suggestions for further reading and an introduction to the history of interpreting Romantic Literature. This, of course, is hindsight.

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British Romanticism: Characteristics of Romantic Poets

british romantic literature

It is different in Germany where you don't choose your country, that is where you were born organic nation. It gets tiring living in a culture that's always putting pressure on us to conform, to be like other people, and to want what everyone else wants. The ability to display feelings was thought to show character and experience, and to shape social life and relations. Female poets Female poets also contributed to the Romantic movement, but their strategies tended to be more subtle and less controversial. During this time, literature began to move in channels that were not entirely new but were in strong contrast to the standard literary practice of the eighteenth century. British Romanticism attempted to free itself from traditional forms and subjects.

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Romanticism (literature)

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The was an especially important influence on the political thinking of many at this time. Reason no longer held the high place it had held in the eighteenth century; its place was taken by imagination, emotion, and individual sensibility. Poetry and Politics in the Romantic Period Taught by Lily Gurton-Wachter In this seminar, we will ask how literary texts of British Romanticism responded to and intervened in the political climate marked most famously by the French Revolution, but also by the Napoleonic Wars, the Peterloo Massacre, abolitionism, and by controversial political debates throughout England about immigration, enclosure, the suspension of habeas corpus, free speech, the rights of man, the rights of women, and alarmism. Anna Barbauld and the Ethics of Free Trade Imperialism, E. Among the most famous sentimental novels in English are 's 1740 , 's 1766 , 's 1759—67 , 1768 , 's 1765—70 , 's 1771 and 's 1800.

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Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians

british romantic literature

Audience, Irony, and Shelley, Andrew Franta Part 4 Authorship and Authority 13. Others, however, contend that in the poem, Wordsworth suppresses any reference to his earlier enthusiasm for the French Revolution, and also that — by locating his vantage point in the pristine upper reaches of the Wye and out of sight of the abbey — he avoids acknowledging the spoliation of the environment by industry, and evades a concern with the social realities of unemployment, homelessness, and destitution. Readings likely will include texts by Anna Barbauld, William Blake, Edmund Burke, Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Godwin, John Keats, Thomas Paine, Percy Shelley, Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams, Mary Wollstonecraft, and William Wordsworth. The Romantics highlighted the healing power of the imagination, because they truly believed that it could enable people to transcend their troubles and their circumstances. Anthology of American Literature: Colonial through romantic 6th ed.


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British Romanticism: Criticism and Debates, 1st Edition (Paperback)

british romantic literature

We can't escape it nowadays. The major writers of the second romantic generation were primarily poets; they produced little prose, outside of their letters. I am especially interested in teaching and thinking about sensibility and its poetic styles, theories and representations of emotion, literary reception, moral sense philosophy, and visual culture. It's the principle of unity in a work of art and assimilates into a unifying vision. A brief survey of Romantic or Romantic-influenced writers would have to include , , and the Brontë sisters in England; , Alfred de Vigny, , , , , Dumas Père , and in France; and in Italy; and in Russia; José de Espronceda and Ángel de Saavedra in Spain; in Poland; and almost all of the important writers in pre-Civil War America.

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The Romantics

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In Keats's great odes, intellectual and emotional sensibility merge in language of great power and beauty. The concept of the Sublime strengthened this turn to nature, because in wild countrysides the power of the sublime could be felt most immediately. However, today his contemporary, Jane Austen, is widely read and the source for films and television series, while Scott is neglected. It was this supernaturalism that gave the atmosphere of wonder and mystery to the Romantic Poetry. The publication of 's 1836 essay is usually considered the watershed moment at which transcendentalism became a major cultural movement.

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Romantic Literature

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Poe and His Times: The Artist and His Milieu. Although his fame has been long eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends and. As a result, satire and didactic literature flourished, as did the essay, the parody, and the burlesque. Her fiction held particular appeal for frustrated middle-class women who experienced a vicarious frisson of excitement when they read about heroines venturing into awe-inspiring landscapes. Reading became a central term, as I studied how these critics borrow from and in turn shape techniques of looking and of more literary reading and interpretation.

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