LiteratureEnglish Romanticism<br />The First Generation<br />2* Grade<br />High School<br />Olga Taga<br />Pamplona, 2010<...
INTRODUCTION<br />Romanticism– new movement in literature at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th.<br /><...
Romantic Poets: </li></ul>William Blake<br /> William Wordsworth<br /> Samuel Taylor Coleridge<br /> Lord Byron <br /> Per...
Aspects of the romantic movement:<br />Disagreement, dissension amongst the poets<br />The writers were individualists, di...
There was, over the whole period, more disagreement amongst the six poets than collaboration or even sympathy;<br />This p...
Common features of the romantic poets:<br />The romantics cultivated imaginative freedom;<br />Used a variety of poetic fo...
They were profoundly affected by the great historical fact of the French Revolution; <br />The romantic poets were deeply ...
Other features:<br />d. the link between: <br />   nature – God, human being – nature, <br />e. the poet is a genius , a p...
    ROMANTIC  ATTITUDES: <br />Sensibility<br />Melancholy <br />Individualism<br />Rebelliousness<br />    THE FIRST GENE...
THE FIRST GENERATION OF ROMANTIC POETS: General Characteristics:<br /><ul><li>The first romantic poets are disillusioned m...
They take refuge in: nature, past (ballads), foreign (exotic)
The regular meter is abolished
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English Romanticism

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

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