Presentation on theme: "Romance literature in the"— Presentation transcript:
1Romance literature in the period of Romanticism ( ) uses the term in the sameway we used it in the MedievalPeriod:freely imaginative,idealizing fiction.
2The British Romantic Movement was a reaction against the longperiod, The Age of Reason (1660-1798), which came before it.In 1798, Wordsworth andColeridge published a book ofpoetry, Lyrical Ballads, whichbegan British Romanticism.
3Age of Reason:stressed judgment and reasonRomantic Period:stressed imagination and emotionstressed society as a wholestressed the individual
4Age of Reason:stressed authority,rules,orderRomantic Period:championed freedom
5Imagination Intuition Key words to remember for Romanticism: IndividualismImaginationIntuition(…the 19th century hippies)
6Robert Burns ( )Hailed as the national poet ofScotland… “Scotish Bard”Wrote from the mindset andin the language of the commonman…Strong advocate of FrenchRevolution...
7William Blake ( )Songs of Innocence and Experience..his famous collection of poems..points out his belief in the needfor both childlike innocence andthe wisdom gained from experience
8William Wordsworth (1770-1850) “All good poetry is thespontaneous overflow of powerfulfeelings…recollected in tranquility.”W. in Lyrical Ballads“…to reveal the romanceinherent in the commonplace.”
9Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( )“…a reader should come to poetryready to participate with thatwilling suspension of disbeliefwhich is poetic faith.”C. in Lyrical Ballads“…to handle the bizarre and make incredible-seem common.”
10George Gordon, Lord Byron ( )“…a little tumult, now and then,is an agreeable sensation…for thegreat object of life is sensation--to feel that we exist, thougheven in pain.”
11“Human nature is essentially good…and we can improve Percy Bysshe Shelley( )“Human nature is essentiallygood…and we can improveourselves and our world.”his wife Mary wrote the famous gothic romance novel Frankenstein
12John Keats (1795-1821) -died at 25 of tuberculosis “Art is the highest expressionof truth.”“What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.”