English 11A Lesson 5 Romanticism

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express the value and beauty of man's dreams.

Romantic writers

nature can be comforting.

Romantics believe that

Rationalism.

Romanticism can be described as a reaction against the
limitations of

the American wilderness.

According to Romantic writers, eternal truths can best be found in

intuition : reason

Identify the correct analogy. Romanticism : Rationalism ::
A. love : hate
B. romance : adventure
C. intuition : reason
D. belief : thought

True.

True or False. According to the Romantics, death is inevitable, so there is no need to fear it.

True.

True or False. Romanticism is an artistic movement or a state of mind that developed in the 19th century.

False.

True or False. Romanticism was a reaction against classicism, the primary philosophy or set of beliefs in the Age of Reason. That era emphasized reason, clarity, balance, and order.

False.

True or False. The Romantic Movement stressed the idea that man is born evil and that man should listen to his head, not his heart.

True.

True or False. The Romantic Movement stressed the importance of freedom and individualism.

True.

True or False. Many Romantics were interested in the supernatural and the gothic.

False.

True or False.The Romantic Movement went beyond literature into politics and social areas such as the feminist movement and abolitionism.

Order, balance, and clarity

What is not an example of Romanticism's literary focus?

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