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    • LiteratureEnglish Romanticism
      The First Generation
      2* Grade
      High School
      Olga Taga
      Pamplona, 2010
    • INTRODUCTION
      Romanticism– new movement in literature at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th.
      • English romanticism – 1790 - 1830
      • Romantic Poets:
      William Blake
      William Wordsworth
      Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      Lord Byron
      Percy B. Shelley
      John Keats
    • Aspects of the romantic movement:
      Disagreement, dissension amongst the poets
      The writers were individualists, didn’t cohere in a movement;
      Wordsworth influenced all the others poets, except Blake;
      Coleridge and Wordsworth had a good relationship;
      Shelley and Byron were friends;
    • There was, over the whole period, more disagreement amongst the six poets than collaboration or even sympathy;
      This poets didn’t think of themselves as romantic;
      Byron is considered to be:
      - an extreme romantic and a strong admirer of the 28th century poet Pope;
      - one of the most “classical”of all English poets;
    • Common features of the romantic poets:
      The romantics cultivated imaginative freedom;
      Used a variety of poetic forms;
      Tended to express the feelings of man in solitude as opposed to those of man in society;
      All the poets, except Blake, described the natural environment;
      They tended to use language with more freedom and informality than the 18th century poets;
    • They were profoundly affected by the great historical fact of the French Revolution;
      The romantic poets were deeply interested both in life an art;
      The most interesting poems were about writing poetry;
      Some of the features of the romantic poetry:
      loose forms
      introspection
      reliance on the imagination
    • Other features:
      d. the link between:
      nature – God, human being – nature,
      e. the poet is a genius , a prophet
      f. it shows the interest in the folklore, history
      g. it seems an imitation of popular ballads.
      ROMANTIC THEMES:
      NATURE
      LOVE
      HISTORY
      LITERARY FORMS:
      Lyric, ballad, sonnet, historical novel
    • ROMANTIC ATTITUDES:
      Sensibility
      Melancholy
      Individualism
      Rebelliousness
      THE FIRST GENERATION OF ROMANTIC POETS:
      W. BLAKE (1757 – 1827)
      W.WORDSWORTH (1770 - 1850)
      S.T. COLERIDGE (1772 - 1834)
    • THE FIRST GENERATION OF ROMANTIC POETS: General Characteristics:
      • The first romantic poets are disillusioned men, after the French Revolution
      • They take refuge in: nature, past (ballads), foreign (exotic)
      • The regular meter is abolished
      • Rhyme is considered something from the past
      • There is a search for natural linguistic expression
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge1772 - 1834
    • William Blake (1757 – 1827)
    • William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850