The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700's to the mid 1800's
following the French Revolution; therefore, 'Romanticism' encompasses
characteristics of the human mind in addition to the particular time in
history when these qualities became dominant in culture. Romanticism
depicts an artistic movement which emerged from reaction against dominant
attitudes and approaches of the 18th century. Romanticism established
realism in literature through creativity, innovation, exploration, and
vivid imagery. By expanding beyond the definition of love, Romanticism,
accented by mystery, delves into the strange and fantastic aspects of human
experiences. 'To escape from society, the Romantics turned their interests
to remote and faraway places; the medieval past; folklore and legends, and
nature and the common man.' Edgar Allen Poe is noted as one of the few
American 'Romantic' poets. Poe's poem 'The Raven' portrays Romanticism as
characterized by emotion, exotica, and imagination.
A friend of Edgar Allen Poe, R. H. Horne, wrote of 'The Raven', 'the
poet intends to represent a very painful condition of the mind, as of an
imagination that was liable to topple over into some delirium or an abyss
of melancholy, from the continuity of one unvaried emotion.' Edgar Allen
Poe, author of 'The Raven,' played on the reader's emotions. The man in '
The Raven' was attempting to find comfort from the remembrance of his lost<...
is a beautiful poem by William Wordsworth. In this poem Wordsworth describes how he feels and uses nature in doing so. This poem is very inspiring and gives one a different way to look at loneliness and depression. The speaker, at the beginning of this poem, thinks of himself as a cloud. He tries to express his loneliness, solitude, and isola...
Emily Dickinson- born 12/10/1830 Amherst Massachusetts -Left school as teen to live reclusive life on family homestead where she wrote notebooks of poetry. -Work was published after death may 15, 1886. Now considered 1 of towering figues of American lit -Her paternal grandfather, Samuel Dickinson- founder of Amherst College. -Her father worked...
Death is a common theme in many poems. It is viewed so differently to everyone. In the poems, "Because I could not stop for Death," "First Death in Nova Scotia," and "War is kind" death is presented by each narrator as something different. To one it is a kind gentle stranger while to another it is a cold cruel being. A kind gentleman stranger...
A. E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young," also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings...
Seham Munir Dr. Simone Puleo English 101 10/22/2020 Untitled: Margaret Atwood's untitled poem reveals a dual perspective on human love. In the first line of the poem the writer used symbolism and signifies her lover a quintessential fit like a perfect piece of the puzzle. The poem's speaker interacts with profound intimacy and deemed their love et...