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American Romanticism

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Josef De Guzman

on 23 May 2013

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Transcript of American Romanticism

Lifestyle During American
Romanticism American Romanticism
1800-1860 By: Josef De Guzman, Leon Luc, Christian Partida Historical Events During Era 1804 Lewis and Clark
Expedition 1828 Webster's Dictionary
Published 1837 Queen Victoria
Crowned 1846 Irish
Potato Famine 1849 California
Gold Rush 1857 Herman Melville
"Moby Dick" Women wore dresses with gigot sleeves & gowns
Girls wore skirts and boys wore tunics Style Lives of the People Feeling and intuition over reason
Faith in imagination and experience rather then education
Belief in natural world than civilization
Regard of individual freedom and worth of individual
Description provides a "feeling" of the scene Characteristics of Era Types of Literature Major Authors/Poets Focus of Literature Works of Romanticism Authors/Poets
Mostly from Europe
Some hoped to inspire an emotional response and show the grandeur of nature.
Most sought to evoke a nostalgic rural life sense Allusions from Era -Chose situations and settings from the more "natural " law Themes of Literature Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Composers were inspired by romantic literature
They incorporated fantasy, imagination, and nationalistic ideas into their works
Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner were two famous composers Ralph Waldo Emerson Legacy of Era Poems Stories Novels Valued -Valued reason and intuition over reason -Equality and Individualism -Nature of good and evil -Nature as symbol of the Divine -Dignity of the common man -Primitivism -Tried to reflect on nature Reaction against rationalism, people realized the limits of reason
Imagination rose above rational mind to discover truths
Expression against the Industrial Revolution
Influenced art, music, etc., through emotions
Encouraged people to travel because of their view on nature
Made the world into a place full of potential -Focused on feeling over reason Art Music Novels -Value the individual's experience and imagination -To develop national pride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls -1879
The Cross of Snow - 1879 Both men and women worked
Read poetry, watched landscape
Factories in North
Slaves mainly in the South Nature - 1836
Self-Reliance - 1841 Showed the common man could be a hero
Universe is uncomprehensible
Foreshadowing using dreams or visions
Plots demonstrate romantic love, honor and idealsism of self -Nature as refuge or source of knowledge or spirituality Period 4
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