Romantic Poetry

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15 points about romantic poetry

1) Romantic poetry was written during the period of Romanticism, which was in the late 1700s in Western Europe.

2) Romanticism was a movement that strongly emphasized on emotion and was against the norms of the “Age of Enlightenment”.

3) Romantic poets are known for their vivid and colorful language, and for their highly elevated ideas and themes.

4) The “Big six” poets of Romantic poetry are: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and John Keats.

5) William Blake was known for having a strong depth in many of his poems and for having the ability to express the feelings of joy and innocence.

6) William Wordsworth was known for vividly describing the experience with nature.

7) Samuel Coleridge was known for his long poems, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christabel.

8) Lord Byron is “regarded as one of the greatest European poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond.”[i]

9) Percy Shelley was known for offering a message of hope through suffering.

10) John Keats was known for having sensuous imagination, vivid descriptive power, and the love of beauty.

11) These “Big six” poets were supposedly known for creating the Romantic Movement in the late 1700s.

12) The “Three Bards” are the three main Romantic poets in Polish literature; they are: Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Slowacki, and Zygmunt Krasinski.

13) Adam Mickiewicz was known as the “greatest Slavic poet”.[ii]

14) Juliusz Slowacki was known for “Slavic pagan traditions”[iii] in his poems.

15) Zygmunt Krasinski’s poems were strongly influenced by Gothic fiction.

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[i] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Byron
[ii] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Mickiewicz
[iii] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliusz_S%C5%82owacki
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