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1 Romance literature in the
period of Romanticism ( ) uses the term in the sameway we used it in the Medieval Period: freely imaginative, idealizing fiction.

2 The British Romantic Movement
was a reaction against the long period, The Age of Reason (1660- 1798), which came before it. In 1798, Wordsworth and Coleridge published a book of poetry, Lyrical Ballads, which began British Romanticism.

3 Age of Reason: stressed judgment and reason Romantic Period: stressed imagination and emotion stressed society as a whole stressed the individual

4 Age of Reason: stressed authority,rules,order Romantic Period: championed freedom

5 Imagination Intuition Key words to remember for Romanticism:
Individualism Imagination Intuition (…the 19th century hippies)

6 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...

7 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

8 William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
“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.”

9 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.”

10 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.”

11 “Human nature is essentially good…and we can improve
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

12 John Keats (1795-1821) -died at 25 of tuberculosis
“Art is the highest expression of truth.” “What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.”

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