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What are the characteristics of Romanticism in the essays of Charles Lamb?

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ayeshakhan | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 15, 2009 at 12:54 PM via web

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What are the characteristics of Romanticism in the essays of Charles Lamb?

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 15, 2009 at 2:16 PM (Answer #1)

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Many of the works of Charles Lamb are reflective of the literary  Romanticism of his age. He was more interested in content over form; the expression of thought and feeling was paramount in his writing. His work was imaginative, frequently examining with some wonderment those aspects of life that cannot be explained through rational thought or analysis, life's mysteries. Like other Romantics, Lamb was fascinated with the past, with antiquity, and with fantasy.

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