Could you compare the style of writing in Romantic and Victorian ages ?and refer to theses poets with their particular following poems to illustrate : victorian: browning ( my last duchess)...

Could you compare the style of writing in Romantic and Victorian ages ?

and refer to theses poets with their particular following poems to illustrate :

victorian: browning ( my last duchess) tennyson(in memoriam) arnold(dover beach)

romantic :wordsworth(tintern abbey)shelly(ode to the west wind)keats(to autumn)coleridge(anchient mariner)

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ROMANTIC PERIOD (c. 1790-1830) Romantic poets wrote about nature and the imagination in England, such as Coleridge, Blake, Keats, and Shelley,

Style is characterized by lots of exclamation points (pathos: Emotions! Passion! Irrationality!); focus on violence of nature and human nature; lots of dramatic dialogues (unrealistic dialogue); Gothic symbolism; distrust of reason; the artist apart from society, as social critic/revolutionary, as genius.

VICTORIAN PERIOD (1832-1901) Writing during the period of Queen Victoria's reign includes sentimental novels. British writers include Browning, Arnold, Dickens, the Brontës, and Austen. Pre- Raphaelites like the Rossettis, William Morris, idealize and long for the morality of the medieval. The end of the Victorian Period marked by intellectual movements of Asceticism and "the Decadence" in writings of Pater and Wilde. In America, Naturalist writers like Stephen Crane flourish, as do Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson.

Style focuses on realism and ethos (ethical, character) and the hypocrisy of the society: satire and parody; class struggle and political reforms (Karl Marx’s ideas about the struggle for power among the different social classes were becoming more influential); Social Darwinsim, a radical new conception of life as a struggle in which only the fittest survived (focus on the natural man, free of the civilizing influences of society and religion).