Presentation on theme: "Romance literature in the period of Romanticism (1798- 1832) uses the term in the sameway we used it in the Medieval Period: freely imaginative, idealizing."— Presentation transcript:
Romance literature in the period of Romanticism ( ) uses the term in the sameway we used it in the Medieval Period: freely imaginative, idealizing fiction.
The British Romantic Movement was a reaction against the long period, The Age of Reason ( ), which came before it. In 1798, Wordsworth and Coleridge published a book of poetry, Lyrical Ballads, which began British Romanticism.
Age of Reason: stressed judgment and reason Romantic Period: stressed imagination and emotion Age of Reason: stressed society as a whole Romantic Period: stressed the individual
Age of Reason: stressed authority,rules,order Romantic Period: championed freedom
Key words to remember for Romanticism: Individualism Imagination Intuition (…the 19th century hippies) Key words to remember for Romanticism: Individualism Imagination Intuition (…the 19th century hippies)
Robert Burns ( ) Hailed as the national poet of Scotland… Scotish Bard Wrote from the mindset and in the language of the common man… Strong advocate of French Revolution...
William Blake ( ) Songs of Innocence and Experience..his famous collection of poems..points out his belief in the need for both childlike innocence and the wisdom gained from experience
William Wordsworth ( ) All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings…recollected in tranquility. W. in Lyrical Ballads …to reveal the romance inherent in the commonplace.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( ) …a reader should come to poetry ready to participate with that willing suspension of disbelief which is poetic faith. C. in Lyrical Ballads …to handle the bizarre and make incredible-seem common.
George Gordon, Lord Byron ( ) …a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable sensation…for the great object of life is sensation-- to feel that we exist, though even in pain.
Percy Bysshe Shelley ( ) Human nature is essentially good…and we can improve ourselves and our world. his wife Mary wrote the famous gothic romance novel Frankenstein
John Keats ( ) -died at 25 of tuberculosis Art is the highest expression of truth. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.