Sayre, the Humanities Book 5

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Notes; The Romantic World View:
The Self Nature and the Nature of Self:
The River Wye has become an essential part of the education as reported by a British magazine writer in 1798. •In the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth centuries, America had a loosely knit group known as the Transcendentalist, whom sought to discover the “transcendent” order of nature. •Nature itself was viewed as the greatest teacher to poets, painters, essayists, and composes of these times. •Romantic artist revolted against the classical values of order, control, balance, and proportionality of the neoclassical artists. •Instead, approaching the world with an outpour of feelings and emotional intensity that was to be called Romanticism. •Originally coined in 1798 by German writer/poet Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1892), “Romanticism” was an overt reaction against he Enlightenment and classical culture. •Schlegel was deeply influenced by the philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), and by Johann Winckelmann’s perspective of Greek art. •Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the founders of the Romantic Movement. •The Romantic artists felt that the emotional side of all things was just ass or more important that the logical or thinking mind. The Early Romantic Imagination:

William Wordsworth (1770-1850), visited Wye Valley with his sister Dorothy. His experience lead him to write “Tintern Abbey,” which embody the very idea of romantic for his entire generation. •“Tintern Abbey” can be taken as one of the fullest statements of the romantic imagination. •Wordsworth suggests in his poem that the mind is an active participant in the process of human perception rather than a passive vessel. A Romantic Experiment: Lyrical Ballads

Lyrical Ballads a book of poems co-written by Wordsworth and his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which was published anonymously. •Wordsworth defines poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” resulting from “emotion...
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