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Poetry During the Romantic Period

Kali Jelen, Inna Monterroyo, Jordan Evans, Patrick Herin, Josh Zafranco, and Tanya Shahjanian (Period 2) present a quiz to help you study the Romantic Movement.
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Romanticism
Artistic and intellectual movement characterized by a heightened interest in nature, emphasis on the individual's emotion, departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism, and rebellion against social rules and conventions
When was the Romantic period?
1780-1840 AD
Jean Jacques Rousseau
French philosopher who stated that all men have certain unalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of personal property
Nationalism
Devotion and loyalty to one's own nation, patriotism
Individualism
A social theory advocating the liberty, rights, or independent action of one person
Rationalism
The principle or habit of accepting reasons as the supreme authority in the matters of opinion, belief, or conduct
Important themes
Nature, god, and patriotism
Personification
A person or object created to embody a thing or idea
Poets often compared themselves to...
Prophets in a time of crisis
What style was prominent during this period?
Sonnets/odes
Iamb
Set of 2 syllables, one stressed and one unstressed
Iambic Pentameter/verse
Style of writing with lines of 5 iambs each (ten syllables per line)
What is the rhyme scheme for romantic sonnets?
ABABCC
What caused complex allusions and metaphors to appear in Romantic poetry?
Interest in the occult, supernatural, dreams, folktales, and legends
It was believed that generally humans were good but...
They were corrupted by society
What are 2 major events in history, which brought about the Romantic period?
French Revolution/ American Revolution
Penta-
Prefix meaning 5
Who is considered to be the greatest sonneteer of all time?
William Wordsworth
What was the most common style of poetry during the Romantic Period?
Sonnets/Ode
What were common themes in Romantic poetry?
God, patriotism, and nature
Who wrote "To Hope"?
John Keats