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The Romantic movement lasted from about the 1770s to the 1850s. While the Romantic sensibility permeated multiple artistic mediums, in literature, it often manifested in passionate poetry and...

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Romantic poets tend to focus on the experience and feelings of the individual, the revelation of essential truth, and the sublimity of nature. Romantics believed in the importance of the...

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For Romantic poets like Wordsworth, nature didn't simply consist of pretty objects like mountains, trees, and flowers. It was a power and a force in its own right; something divine. Far from seeing...

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Classicism and Romanticism are opposing movements and styles which have been influential in all the major arts of the Western hemisphere. Architecture, painting, music, and literature have all gone...

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Romantic poetry became popular in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Poetry of the Romantic period typically demonstrated the following qualities:An appreciation of nature: In Romantic...

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The era of Romanticism can be analyzed as a pushback against the Enlightenment period, which emphasized science and skepticism. Romantics rejected these logical notions and championed creativity in...

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Romantics revolted against the Enlightenment's emphasis on reason and rationality and instead emphasized emotion. In revolt against the Industrial Revolution and its tendency towards mass...

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Victorianism can be considered the "opposite of Romanticism." Romanticism encouraged individualism and the free expression of personal feelings, and it relied on emotion and imagination as sources...

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This is an interesting question, and in some ways a difficult and artificial one. I say this because the Romantic movement did not have only material causes. It had a range of causes. Some were...

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The Romantic period is generally thought to have begun in the late 18th century and continued into the first third of the 19th century. More specifically, it's thought to have started around 1789...

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Both the Romantics and the early Victorians shared an interest in the gothic. Gothic literature was first established during the Romantic period, stressing the supernatural and the power of evil to...

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One of the most important features of poetry during the Romantic movement was its focus on the lives of ordinary people. In the eighteenth century, when the Neoclassical movement was at its height,...

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I think that there is much validity in Hugo's statement. The fundamental precepts of liberalism are found in Romanticism. For example, liberalism's stress on individual rights is very close...

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Each of these poets had a distinctive style expressive of his own brand of Romanticism. We can discuss them separately, and you might then draw conclusions as to the common threads among them and...

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William Blake wrote of the "dark Satanic mills" in which adults and children were subjected to cruel treatment and unhealthy conditions. He felt that Nature was man's refuge and teacher....

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I think as well as the excellent points mentioned above, Romanticism allowed space for a consideration of the supernatural - for example in the poetry of Coleridge. Rationalism, with its emphasis...

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The most famous Romantic writers in America were probably Emerson and Thoreau; among the Dark Romantic writers, Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe are renowned. Well-suited to American democracy and...

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Taking their mantra from the French Revolution, Romantics strongly believed in personal freedom, democratic ideals, and the importance of the rights of each individual. They were in conflict with...

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Romanticism was a literary, intellectual, artistic, and musical movement that began in Europe toward the late eighteenth century. Romanticism was rooted in the German Sturm und Drang (storm and...

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Romanticism, in part, reacted against Neoclassic poetry, with its focus on great men and measured heroic couplets, and also against the dry reason of Enlightenment rationalism. The Romantics wanted...

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Wordsworth (et al) were also trying to escape from under the shadow of England's great poet Milton, who had dominated the poetic scene for the past half-century. Whereas Milton wrote epics of...

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Revolution that swept Europe and America around 1776 created within artists a new appreciation for imaginative, unrestrained literature and other art forms. The Romantic literature that flowed out...

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The sublime is a guiding principle of both Romanticism and its sister movement gothic literature. It draws largely from Edmund Burke's 1757 work, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our...

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The return to nature and renaissance of wonder are critical traits to Romanticism. When Wordsworth writes that "poetry sees into the life of things," it is a sentiment that challenges the artist...

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With a question such as this, it is first useful to consider just what traits ought to be associated with the Romantics. To begin, I would suggest that Romanticism is shaped by a spirit of...

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Developing ideas from the previous two posts, a critically essential feature of Romanticism would be its emphasis on the subjective. Prior to Romanticism, Neoclassicism was driven by universality...

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The statement is quite interesting. In my mind, it makes the argument that the totality and sense of complete transcendence that was offered in the Enlightenment age was needed as a condition of...

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In the Neoclassical Age (approximately 1680–1750), writers attempted largely to model their work on the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. The most important English poets during this period...

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The Puritans' major literary works were written and published earlier than the works of the Romantics, and the Puritans were much more influenced by their religious beliefs. The Puritans are known...

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Five defining characteristics of the Romantic Age of English literature (generally considered encompassing 1785-1830) are interest in the common man and childhood, strong emotions, awe of nature,...

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Romantic Ecologywas probably coined by Jonathon Bates in his book of the same name (1991). From what I've read, Bates attempts to put Wordsworth as the father figure or the starting point for...

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During the Romantic period, roughly the early to mid 19th century, most of the North American continent was uncharted wilderness, the great frontier. Accordingly, writers during this time put great...

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While Romanticism and Transcendentalism were both inspired by a rejection of rationalism and a dislike of industrialization in favor of the power and beauty of nature, the two schools of thought...

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I think the statement holds a great deal of validity. Coleridge was fascinated with the exploration of the supernatural and of the realm that lay beyond the realm of rationality and silence. The...

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Romanticism emerged as a reaction against both the rationalism embraced by the Enlightenment and the cold mechanized society of industrialization, and the Romantic aesthetic represented a revolt...

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Artistic (including literary) movements tend to be a response to the times in which they occur. In this case, Romanticism (late eighteenth century to mid-nineteenth century) was a response to the...

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Although the term was not coined until much later, literary Romanticism began in England in the 1790s with the publication of the “Lyrical Ballads” of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor...

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The first two elements I notice are solitude and connection with and meditation on nature. Other Romantic themes are nostalgia and hope for the future. These themes are all interconnected through...

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For Romantics, Nature is often a source of respite, both for body and for soul. Further, it is where the intuition ignites and leads man to understanding. A tangible expression of the greater soul...

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This statement means that Romantic writers and artists focused on the experiences and feelings of the individual as their primary subject matter. Romantics called for a privileging of emotion,...

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The Romantic movement in English poetry is often associated with a number of typical characteristics, and many of these characteristics appear in William Wordsworth’s The Prelude and in Samuel...

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Romantic literature in all its many forms was primarily concerned with expressing subjective emotion. This represented a radical departure from the previously dominant Neo-classicism aesthetic,...

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One of the most significant aspects of Romanticism was its emphasis on the strange and the mysterious. To a large extent, Romanticism was a reaction against the rationalism of the Enlightenment,...

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The primary difference in the world view of each philosophical set of ideas exists in how each understands consciousness. For the Enlightenment thinker, the way in which reality is understood is...

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The statement has a great deal of validity in the first part. I agree that "intense emotions" was a part of Romantic poetry. Wordsworth himself argued as much with his idea of "spontaneous...

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That is a great question and it has been addressed accurately by the previous answers. I would like to add that it is interesting that Romanticism would actually be the opposite of romance in the...

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The notion of the sublime stretches back to the Greek philosopher Longinus who produced a theory that attributed strong emotional responses to how orators used various techniques in rhetoric. In...

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While romanticism can be applied to a time period and a range of expressions (general attitudes, literature, art, etc.), a common way to explain the characteristics of romanticism is to apply it to...

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The reason that a student should study Romantic poetry is probably similar to why a student should study Victorian poetry or Modernist poetry. Romantic poetry represents a different caliber of...

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Because both Wordsworth's and Keats's poems take as their subject "emotion recollected in tranquility," as Wordsworth defines poetry, they clearly relate to many of the concepts of Romanticism....

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