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Transcript of Romanticism
Joy Myers, Irene Pizzano, Marie Morris, Alfonso Pineda, and Erick Palafox
Writers and Works
Edgar Allan Poe
Writers and Works
The Masque of the Red Death
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Fall of the House of Usher
Leaves of Grass
I Sing the Body Electric
Song of Myself
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essays, First and Second Series
Representative Men, the Conduct of Life
Henry David Thoreau
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Resistance to Civil Government
Slavery in Massachusetts
Enlightenment rationalism continued to be expressed in the language of political and economical liberalism. Each of the poets and authors shared a political awareness and expressed their political views through their work.
Romanticism was a movement in literature, art, and music that emphasized feeling over thought.
Romanticism is also noted for its elevation of the achievments of what it percieved as heroic individuals and artists. The concepts and formatting of romanticism strongly influnces many modern authors. In part Romanticism was a reaction against the artistic styles of classical antiquity.
Romanticism also fueled many "isms" with the basic idea that "genius" had the power to change the world. Some suppose that individual self-culture will lead to social progress, even political revolution.
Many women wore corsets to make them appear thinner. Women would also have very large dresses. Men typically would wear knee length breeches, over stockings, and shirts with collars turned up and ruffled.
Many people went to theatres to see live performances such as romantic ballets, plays, operas and circuses. People would also go to festivals. Social gatherings were also a common past time.
Romantic writers generally prized more tender sentiments of affection, sorrow, and romantic language. Themes were inspired by beauty and nature. The romantics first celebrated romantic love as a natural birthright of every human.
1801- Battle of Copenhagen
1807- Penninsula War begins
1812- America declares war on Britain
1819- University of Virginia founded by Jefferson
1823- Monroe Doctrine enunciated in America
1825- John Quincy Adams is elected 6th president of the United States
1836- Siege of the Alamo, Davy Crocket killed
1848- Gold is discovered in California and the Gold Rush begins
1850- California is admitted to the Union
Many popular genres were poems, essays, slave narratives, domestic, female gothic, and women's fiction. Many of the poems written during this time period were in poet prose.
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