1. AN OVERVIEW OF THE ROMANTIC
2. ROMANTIC PERIOD
The Romantic period is a literary movement
Originated in England in 1798 and ended
 The Romantic period was not only about
Literature, but was also about art and music.
3. LITERATURE IN THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
The literary and artistic movement known as
Romanticism originated (with the publication
of the “Lyrical Ballads”, a collection of poems
by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor
4. WRITERS OF THE LYRICAL BALLADS
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
5. ROMANTIC PERIOD
The era was a reaction against the Age of
Reason that saw both the American and the
 . Romanticism emphasized everything the
previous age had not.
6. TENETS OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
 Fantasy- The heart over the head--mysticism
and instinct, natural man over civilized man.
 Nature- they saw nature as a source of
7. WHAT HAPPENED…IMPACTS
King George iii was king
 In Britain there was instability, uncertainty, it
was a time of war-social and political
 The Romantic period marked the beginning
of the Industrial age/ revolution.
 The American and French Revolution.
War in Britain
9. Britain before
10. FALLING OF THE BASTILLE
REIGN OF TERROR- HEADS
SURROUNDING THE GUILLOTINE
THINGS THAT CHARACTERISED FRENCH