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The romantic poets

  1. 1. The Romantic PoetsThe Romantic Poets ..
  2. 2. Romantic Poets •The romantic poets were trying to create a new kind of poetry that emphasized intuition over reason. •They also preferred to write about nature and the countryside to writing about the city.
  3. 3. Private Lives • People tend to be as interested in the private lives of the romantic poets as they are in their poetry. • This is probably because they were writing about personal matters in their poems.
  4. 4. SIX main Romantic Poets: • William Blake (1757-1827) • William Wordsworth (1770-1850) • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) • Lord Byron (1788-1724) • Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) • John Keats (1795-1821)
  5. 5. William Wordsworth 1770-1850 Wordsworth was one of the first and most well-known of the ROMANTIC POETS.
  6. 6. . • William Wordsworth’s poetry emphasies the value of childhood experience an the celebration of nature.
  7. 7. Daffodils • Daffodils is a typical romantic poem. • It describes how the natural world can have a calming, positive effect on the mood of people who take the time to appreciate it.
  8. 8. Samuel T. Coleridge Poetry often deals with the mysterious. Supernaturalism. Coleridge wanted to give the supernatural a colouring of everyday reality.
  9. 9. The Rime of AncientThe Rime of Ancient MarinerMariner Coleridge describes the natural and supernatural events that occur during the adventure. The events of the poem take place in an ghostly atmosphere and the reader often feels he is moving from a real to an unreal world and back again.
  10. 10. John Keats
  11. 11. John Keats • 1795-1821 • Keats was only 26 when he died but he still wrote many of the most famous poems in English.
  12. 12. Criticism • During his lifetime, he was never appreciated by literary critics. • Shelley claimed that a particularly uncomplimentary attack on one of his poems had in fact killed him
  13. 13. To Autumn • To Autumn has three stanzas. • Like Daffodils, it is a celebration of the natural world. • But its rhymes are unusual….
  14. 14. Lord Byron 1788 - 1824 Byron was famous for being extremely handsome as well as being a poet. He was also famous for having lots of affairs.
  15. 15. Poem :We’ll go no more a- roving • We’ll go no more a-roving is quite a sad poem. • “a-roving” means chasing women. • (Byron wrote this poem when he was 29!!!)
  16. 16. Set to Music • The simple structure of this poem, makes it ideal to set to music. • The sad, nostalgic subject matter makes it particularly powerful as a song.
  17. 17. Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792-1822 Like Byron, Shelley had an interesting personal life. Byron and Shelley were good friends.
  18. 18. Percy Bysshe Shelley . He was an individualist and idealist who rejected the istitutions of, family,church, marriage and the Christian faith and rebelled against all forms of tyranny.
  19. 19. Poem : Ozymandias • Ozymandias is a poem about trying to preserve a legacy after death. • In the poem the once powerful leader, Ozymandias, is reduced to a broken statue lying in the sand.
  20. 20. Principles of Romanticism: • Romanticism was a reaction against convention. • Romanticism asserted the power of the individual. • Romanticism reflected a deep appreciation of the beauties of nature.
  21. 21. … • Romanticism emphasized the importance of the subjective experience. • Romanticism was idealistic. • Romanticism was egalitarian
  22. 22. Presented by Hafsa kayani.