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a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.
Characteristics of Romanticism
-interest in the common man and childhood
-strong senses, emotions, and feelings
-awe of nature
-celebration of the individual
-importance of imagination
idealized view of life or love
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Author of "Self-Reliance"
an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, emphasizing the importance of the individual
a rebel; one who does not follow generally accepted beliefs, customs, or practices
Edgar Allan Poe
Author of "Masque of the Red Death," "The Raven," and "Tell Tale Heart"
To be great is to be...
giving importance to one's own goals over group goals, and defining one's identity in terms of personal characteristics rather than group identifications
What does Emerson say is easy to do?
following the crowd
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