The time period of Romanticism was approximately
Romanticism is associated with wild and untamed ___________
Romanticism is often defined as a rejection of ___________ and ______________
1. neoclassical styles (Greek & Roman traditions)2. reason as the organizing principle for art & society
Romanticism tended to “valorize” ____________
the ordinary individual
How did Romantic art differ from art of the Enlightenment era?
It tended to depict natural scenes—it took nature as an important subject matter in and of itself. It turned away from the manners & artifices of social life, celebrated the beauties of vast skies and towering mountains.
What are two major historical explanations that help to make sense of the shift?
1. As the industrial revolution forced huge masses of people out of agricultural settings and into cities nature became exotic2.
The wildness of nature was a new model of expressive freedom
What did “Romantic nationalists” celebrate as the basis for national identity?
local folklore, language, and customs
For inspiration, Romantics looked to:
the unconcious mind, Spiritual awakening, and dreams
For many poets, the ideal form seemed to be the:
“A lyric poem expresses a process of perception, thought, or emotion, often in first person…. Lyric has few set rules – one can choose any meter, stanza length, or structuring arc – and so it embodies the freedom from set conventions that Romantic poets valued.”
Romantics valued what seemed most natural in the self, which was:
impulsiveness, excess, and imaginative freedom
The pattern of rhymes used in a poem
A comparison of two unlike things where one is said to be like or as the other
A grouping of lines in a poem set off by a space; a paragraph of poetry
A non-narrative poem that expresses a state of mind or a feeling
A poem that tells a story
A recognizable pattern in the beat of the stresses in the stream of sound
A word or object that stands for another word or object
A word whose sound resembles the sound it denotes (e.g., buzz or hiss)
Attributing human characteristics to nonhuman things or beings
A writer’s choice of words, phrases, or lines, for emphasis
Repetition of consonant sounds usually at the beginning of words
The mask the writer puts on to tell a story or convey a point
The use of language that appeals to at least one of the five senses
The writer’s attitude toward his or her subject
The central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work
A comparison of two unlike things where one is said to be the other
Repeating words, phrases, or lines, for emphasis
True or False: The Romantic movement encouraged and emphasized reason as an organizing principle for art and society
True or False: Romanticism valorized ordinary individuals and rejected traditional authority
True or False: The Romantic movement stemmed from ideas similar to those that spurred the French Revolution; these ideas emphasized a new model of expressive freedom
True or False: Writers in the Romantic movement relied on the classical models passed down from the Greeks and Romans as opposed to experimenting with new poetic forms
True or False: It was common for Romantic writers to celebrate the value of children and “primitive” peoples
True or False: There was only a mild shift in thinking from Enlightenment thinking to the Romantic perspective
Who wrote “The Lamb”
Who wrote “Song of Myself”
Who wrote “The Little Black Boy”
Who wrote “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge”
Who wrote “The Tyger”
Who wrote “The World is Too Much With Us”
Match the theme to the poem:We can see the goodness and sacrificial aspect of God in nature
Match the theme to the poem:Despite physical differences, all are equal in God’s eyes
The Little Black Boy
Match the theme to the poem:How can there be evil in a world made by God?
Match the theme to the poem:Humanity must get in touch with nature in order to progress spiritually
The World is Too Much With Us
Match the theme to the poem:A democratic nation is made up of independent, free, and equal individuals.
Song of Myself
Match the theme to the poem:We can find the peace of nature even in the midst of the city
Composed Upon Westminser Bridge