Romanticism

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Romanticism

  1. 1. Romanticism Fishytt
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>The definition of Romanticism </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of Romanticism </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding figures </li></ul>
  3. 3. Romanticism <ul><li>Romanticism (the Romantic Movement), a literary movement, and profound shift in sensibility, which took place in Britain and throughout Europe 1770-1848. </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectually it marked a violent reaction to the Enlightenment. </li></ul><ul><li>Politically it was inspired by the revolutions in America and France and popular wars of independence in Poland, Spain, Greece, and elsewhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally it expressed an extreme assertion of the self and the value of individual experience (the 'egotistical sublime'), together with the sense of the infinite and transcendental. </li></ul><ul><li>Socially it championed progressive causes, though when these were frustrated it often produced a bitter, gloomy, and despairing outlook. </li></ul><ul><li>As an age of romantic enthusiasm, The Romantic Age began in 1798 when William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor published Lyrical Ballads , and ended in 1832 when Walter Scott died. </li></ul><ul><li>At the beginning the literature reflected the political turmoil of the age stirred by French Revolution. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Characteristics of Romanticism <ul><ul><li>interest in nature, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exaltation of imagination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>protest against “correctness” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increased faith in the worth of the individual </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Robert Burns <ul><li>Born 25 January 1759 Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Died 21 July 1796 (aged 37) Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation Poet, lyricist, farmer, excise man </li></ul><ul><li>Literary movement Romanticism </li></ul><ul><li>Notable work: Auld Lang Syne , To a Mouse , A Man's A Man for A' That , Ae Fond Kiss , Scots Wha Hae I </li></ul><ul><li>In fluences Robert Fergusson Influenced John Clare , Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Bob Dylan , John Steinbeck , William Wordsworth </li></ul>
  6. 6. Robert Burns <ul><li>Robert Burns also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet </li></ul><ul><li>He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language </li></ul><ul><li>He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature . </li></ul>
  7. 7. William Blake <ul><li>Born 28 November 1757 London , England </li></ul><ul><li>Died 12 August 1827 (aged 69) London, England </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation : Poet , Painter , Printmaker </li></ul><ul><li>Genres : Visionary Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Literary movement : Romanticism </li></ul><ul><li>Notable work: Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Four Zoas, Jerusalem, Milton </li></ul>
  8. 8. William Blake <ul><li>William Blake was an English poet , painter , and printmaker . </li></ul><ul><li>Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both poetry and the visual arts of the Romantic Age . </li></ul><ul><li>he produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced ' imagination ' as &quot;the body of God&quot;,or &quot;Human existence itself“. </li></ul><ul><li>His paintings and poetry have been characterized as part of both the Romantic movement and &quot;Pre-Romantic“ </li></ul><ul><li>Blake as a &quot;glorious luminary,&quot;and as &quot;a man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors. </li></ul>
  9. 9. William Wordsworth <ul><li>William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge , helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads . </li></ul><ul><li>Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude , a semiautobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times. The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem &quot;to Coleridge&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Samuel Taylor Coleridge <ul><li>Born 21 October 1772 Ottery St. Mary , Devon , England </li></ul><ul><li>Died 25 July 1834 (aged 61) Highgate , England </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation : Poet , critic , philosopher </li></ul><ul><li>Literary movement : Romanticism </li></ul>
  11. 11. Samuel Taylor Coleridge <ul><li>Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet , critic and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth , one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets . </li></ul><ul><li>He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan , as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria . </li></ul>
  12. 12. British Romantic Poetry Shelley Keats Byron
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