The Chief Characteristics of Romantic Age are:
Chiefly, known for poetry.
A revolt against the neoclassical principles and tradition
Started with the French Revolution in 1798
Preface to Lyrical Ballads often called as the Manifesto of romantic age.
Features of Romantic poetry
principal concern was nature, landscape and Beauty
dreams, childhood, innocence were common themes
concern with inner self
poems are explorations of poets mind
influenced by theories of associations and drugs
adapted myths and images from several non-european cultures.
Features of Non Fiction
personal essay was the dominant form
essays often explored the psychological state of the author
diaries, memoirs, travelogues were also important genres.
Drama- not a very successful genre in this period. closed dramas were written in this period.