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1 Journal Take a moment to assess the statement below, and in a few sentences explain the point the speaker makes about the imagination. “My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.” John Keats Then describe your own relationship with imagination and creativity.

2  An artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe in the late 18th century  A reaction to Neoclassicism (which was unemotional and strict, and a revival of the ancient Greek ideas of art)

3 Neoclassicism Death of Marat (1793) Jacques Louis David Romanticism Rain, Steam and Speed (1844) Joseph Mallord William Turner

4  Nature  The individual's expression of emotion and imagination  Departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism  Rebellion against established social rules and conventions  The supernatural and the occult

5 The 5 I’s of Romanticism: Imagination Intuition Idealism Inspiration Individuality

6  Imagination was emphasized over reason.  This was a backlash against the rationalism characterized by the Neoclassical period or “Age of Reason.”  Imagination was considered necessary for creating all art.

7  Romantics placed value on intuition, or feeling and instincts, over reason.  Emotions were important in Romantic art.  British Romantic William Wordsworth described poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.”

8  Idealism is the concept that we can make the world a better place.  Idealism refers to any theory that emphasizes the spirit, the mind, or language over matter – thought has a crucial role in making the world the way it is.

9  The Romantic artist, musician, or writer, is an “inspired creator” rather than a “technical master.”  “Going with the moment” or being spontaneous, is valued over “getting it precise.”

10  Romantics celebrated the individual.  During this time period, Women’s Rights and Abolitionism were taking root as major movements.

11  The sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrific, but always awesome characteristics of nature.  Anti-industrialization (new technology).  The country setting as idealistic.  Importance of patriotism.  The exploration of Christian unknowns.  Fascination with foreign lands.

12 Raft of the Medusa ( ) Theodore Gericault

13 The Nightmare Henry Fuseli (1781)

14 The Slave Ship (1840) Joseph Mallord William Turner

15 Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare sieze the fire? And what shoulder, & what art Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? & what dread feet? What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? what dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp? When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

16 T HE T YGER - G UILHERME M ARCONDES In what ways does the film “The Tyger” by Guilherme Marcondes capture the spirit of Blake’s poem of the same name and of Romanticism in general?

17 Jane Eyre Paper: Due Monday, 4/27 Romantic Poetry Presentations: 5/1/2015 Poetry HW: Wordsworth and Coleridge Due 4/23


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