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Tema 48 El Romanticismo en Gran Bretaña. Novela y Poesía
Terms in this set (19)
-The French Revolution
-The Industrial Revolution
-Mary Wollstonecraft's A vindication of the rights of Women/Men
-Thomas Paine's Rights of Man
-William Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
-Opposition to Enlightenment, French neoclassicism and reason
-Imagination and subjectivity, freedom of thought and idealisation of nature
-Emphasis on the workings of the unconscious mind on dreams and reveries. Supernatural, childlike mind.
_Poetry must be spontaneous aincere and intense, short passages.
Romantic poets: Older generation
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Blake (1757-1827)
English poet, painter, and printmaker.
Cultivated imagination , it was capable of perceiving the truth without the use of reason
-Songs of Innocence and Experience
-The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
-Book of Urizen
Denounces the modern society, Industrial revolution
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Leader of English Romanticism.
His language is his own, paints a particular scene especially country scenes. Language should be plain, poetry is the key to access the heart's secrets.
-Lyrical Bllads (with Coleridge)
-She dwelt among untrodden ways
Strange fits of passion have I known
-Michael and The Prelude
Samuel Taylor Coleridge(1772 - 1834)
English Romantic poet and very good friends with William Wordsworth.
Returns to the magical and mysterious. Supernatural
-The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Romantic poets: Younger generation
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
English Romantic poet who rebelled against English politics and conservative values.
-The Necessity of Atheism
-The Spirit of Solitude
-The Masque of Anarchy
-Defence of Poetry
Sensual and rich language. Influence by grecoroman literature and mythology. Themes: beaty in art and nature, wish of death, happy and unhappy love and the glamour of the classical past.
-Ode on a Grecian Urn
-Ode to a Nightingale
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Mediterranean and oriental themes.
Creator of the Byronic hero, influence on Goethe, Stendhal or Melville
Don Juan-masterpiece. Alternative persona for himself
-The Gothic Novel: Mysteries of Udolpho. Frankestein. The Castle of Otranto
-The Novel of Manners: Jane Austen
-Historical novel: Sir Walter Scott
-Sir Walter Scott
-interest in the common man and childhood
-strong senses, emotions, and feelings
-awe of nature
-celebration of the individual
-importance of imagination
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