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compare and contrast the renaissance with the middle ages

By Melek-Oktay Jan 11, 2014 677 Words
Romantic poetry began with French Revolution in 1789. Romantic period is based on freedom of thought. The transition from structured form to imagination and individualism. Romanticism is means return to nature. Another means we can say ; everything take place around nature. In that period supernatural things is our imagination. Nature is the most significant subject in this period. Writers inspire from the nature. In that period William Wordsworth one of the most important poet in romantic period. ‘Romanticism  (also the  Romantic era  or the  Romantic period) was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850. Partly a reaction to the  Industrial Revolution,  it was also a revolt against the aristocratic social and political norms of the  Age of Enlightenmentand a reaction against the scientific  rationalization  of nature.  It was embodied most strongly in the visual arts, music, and literature, but had a major impact on historiography,  education  and the  natural sciences.  Its effect on politics was considerable and complex; while for much of the peak Romantic period it was associated with  liberalism  and  radicalism, in the long term its effect on the growth of nationalism  was probably more significant.’ In that paragraph it is told about romanticism. When we read that paragraph we will understand how the improve and which area the improve romanticism. (Quatation ; between romanticism also romantic rea and its effect on the growth of nationalism… )

William wordsworth is one of the most important poet in romantic period. He use simple / clean language. His poem are based on nature. William wordsworth beliefs in healing / cureing power at nature. According to William wordsworth ; Nature is the best teacher. We may learn everything from nature. For instance ; He wrote I wandered lonely as a cloud. I wandered lonely as a Cloud

I wandered lonely as a Cloud
That floats on high o'er Vales and Hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd
A host of dancing Daffodils;
Along the Lake, beneath the trees,
Ten thousand dancing in the breeze.
The poem is rich with imagery and in the first stanza, he describes the scene as he wonders ‘as lonely as a cloud.’ He compares himself to a solitary could that is floating over valleys and the hills and then he sees a ‘crowd’ of golden daffodils which are under the trees and beside a lake and dancing in the breeze. He is admiring the beauty around him and capturing a beautiful snatched moment in time that nature has presented to him. So that he issues love of the nature.

(Quatation ; I wandered lonely as a Cloud)

Willam wordsworth wrote Lyrical Ballads with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Lyrical Ballads is a collection of poems. Its first edition was first published in the 1798. ‘The most of the poems in Lyricall ballads were written by wordsworth , four poems were contributed by Coleridge including his most poem ‘The Rime of Ancient Mariner.’’ The Lyrical ballad is said to have begun the movement of romanticism in english poetry , the basic idea was to take the art of poetry into the reach of common people , in aspect of language and feelings. ‘Its second edition was published in 1800’ , contains some more poems by Wordsworth , in this edition he also added a preface in which he described his thoughts and understanding on poetry. The Lyrical Ballads hold a very important place in english literature, as it significantly tried to change the course of english poetry and made it to be easily understood by common people. Here I am pasting both the first and the second edition of Lyrical ballads , which are freely available on my places on many places.

(Quatation ; between the most of the poems and the rime of ancient mariner.)

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