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Romanticism & Dark Romanticism

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Transcript of Romanticism & Dark Romanticism

Light & Dark

interested in nature
emphasis on the expression of emotion and imagination
departure from the the focus on science (Age of Reason)
rebellion against established social rules and conventions
known for being liberal
The First and Second Great Awakening

Overly optimistic
Feeling over reason
Human soul is reflected in nature
Glass is half-full
Believe in a utopia
Light Romantic Authors:
Keep in Mind...
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
-Edgar Allen Poe;
The Raven
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Henry David Thoreau
-Robert Frost
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
-Use of the Supernatural
-Suspension of Disbelief
- Truth cannot be found.
-Nature is dark and mysterious
-People are inherently evil
Dark Romantic Authors:
-Edgar Allen Poe
-Washington Irving
-Nathaniel Hawthorne
-Herman Melville
"All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end though you can render"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Transitional Period:

Use spell-check
Read out loud
Submit to turnitin.com before sumbitting in lesson 10
Always check out the rubric
Modernism in the Church
Overall, both the first and second great awakenings greatly change the ideology of the church. The church became more accepting and less rigid while focus was place on the individuals relationship with God and focus on salvation and conversions.

Writing Project #2

Romanticism Today
First, choose
Read the Specific Directions for Each!
You will be writing a poem, short story, or informative essay!
Next, choose if you want to write a poem, short story, or informational essay!
Then, choose a

- individualism - music
- optimism - horror
- nature - imagination
- utopia - gothic literature
- emotions - civil disobedience
- beauty - art
1780 to 1850
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