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Romanticism

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Kemi Abdulai

on 18 February 2014

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Transcript of Romanticism

Romanticism
BY: Kemi Abdulai
Mariah Holt
Kristen Edwards
Anna Hall
Lashawn Taylor
Famous Authors
Literary Works
Themes...
Nature
emotion
Freedom/Rebellion
Individual imagination
Development of the self
Self-realization
Self-expression
Self-reliance
Genres..
Techniques
Historical Events
California Gold Rush (1848) began on January 24 when gold was found by James W. Marshall.
American Civil War (1861-1865) War Between the States
2nd Great Awakening (1830s) A Protestant revival movement in the early 19th century
Trail Of Tears (1838) The route which the US government forced several Native Americans to migrate west of the Mississippi River.
Nathaniel Hawthorne- American novelist and short story writer
Emily Dickinson- American poet
Edgar Allen Poe- American author, poet, editor, and literary critic
Ralph Waldo Emerson- American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement

Nathaniel Hawthorne- American novelist & short story writer
Emily Dickinson- American poet
Edgar Allen Poe- American author, poet, editor, & literary critic
Ralph Waldo Emerson- American Essayist, lecturer & poet who led the Transcendentalist movement
Lyrical Ballads- collection of poems that marked the beginning of the English movement in literature
Moby Dick ("The Whale"): written by Herman Melville about Captain Ahab's voyage in pursuit of a great white whale
Pride and Prejudice: A novel of manners by Jane Austen
Scarlet Letter: Romantic work of fiction written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Fiction:
Ex: Narratives &
novels
Belief in the goodness of humanity
Imagination
Authorial subjectivity
Nature
Individualism
Physical and Emotional passion
Adequate or unlikely characterization
Interest in the mystic and supernatural
Romanticism: an international artistic and philosophical movement that redefined the fundamental ways in which people in the western cultures thought about themselves and about their world
FACT- ROMANTICISM WAS THE LARGEST ARTISTIC MOVEMENT OF THE 1800s
AUTHORS
Most Important Literary Work
"Lyrical Ballads"
collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It became and still remains a landmark that changes the course of English literature and poetry
Ex: "The Idiot Boy", "We Are Seven", "Micheal, a Pastoral" and "Lucy Gray"
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