Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Charactistics of Romanticism

While looking for information on William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem collection 'Lyric Ballad' I found a section on a website dedicated to Wordsworth that explain the characteristics of romanticism, which were found in Wordsworth and Coleridge's poems.
Here is the list

An emphasis on the emotions (a fashionable word at the beginning of the period was ‘sensibility’. This meant having, or cultivating, a sensitive, emotional and intuitive way of understanding the world).

Exploring the relationship between nature and human life.

A stress on the importance of personal experiences and a desire to understand what influences the human mind.

A belief in the power of the imagination.

An interest in mythological, fantastical, Gothic and supernatural themes.

An emphasis on the sublime (this word was used to describe a spiritual awareness, which could be stimulated by a grand and awesome landscape).

Social and political idealism.

I thought posting this up will helps us to understand romanticism a bit more and make our presentation a bit more easy to make.

The website link

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