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Romanticism in the 1800’s
Romantic Statements The answers to life’s most puzzling questions can be found through discussions with a simple person who lives in the country close to nature—not with a sophisticated, well-educated person from the city. The answer to life’s most puzzling questions can be found through a connection with nature. The use of one’s imagination is more important than rational thought. Subjectivity is more important than objectivity. Nature is more important than art.
Statements (cont.) Knowledge is gained through gut reactions and subjective hunches rather than level-headed, objective, deductive thought. Experimental trial and error is a better process than the conventional scientific method. Poetry should be spontaneous and full of emotion, not planned and straightforward. Sensitivity, feelings, and spontaneity are more important than intellectualism. “Dare to be” is a better battle-cry than “dare to know.”
A Night Thought Lo! where the Moon along the sky Sails with her happy destiny; Oft is she hid from mortal eye Or dimly seen, But when the clouds asunder fly How bright her mien! Far different we--a froward race, Thousands though rich in Fortune's grace With cherished sullenness of pace Their way pursue, Ingrates who wear a smileless face The whole year through. If kindred humours e'er would make My spirit droop for drooping's sake, From Fancy following in thy wake, Bright ship of heaven! A counter impulse let me take And be forgiven. William Wordsworth