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English Romantic Poetry

The Romantic Period in England spans the decades of the 1780’s through the 1830’s. It was theage of revolutions– a span of time that saw not only the rapid industrialization of Europe but two significant national revolutions – one in France and one in America. This revolutionary spirit in many ways fed and sustained the Romantic Movement in English literature; its chief practitioners believed that poetry could literally transform the world and the way in which we understand it. In this course...

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The Romantic Period in England spans the decades of the 1780’s through the 1830’s. It was theage of revolutions– a span of time that saw not only the rapid industrialization of Europe but two significant national revolutions – one in France and one in America. This revolutionary spirit in many ways fed and sustained the Romantic Movement in English literature; its chief practitioners believed that poetry could literally transform the world and the way in which we understand it. In this course, we will examine this revolutionary energy alongside a number of other English Romantic characteristics, including a fascination with nature and the natural world; a desire to boldly experiment, explore, and renew literature; and a focus on the individual’s capacity for imagination and vision. First, we will discuss the broader socio-historical and literary context in which English Romantic poetry thrived. Second, we will examine the three main concerns of English Romantic poets, which have been roughly divided among the three course units: the Romantic poet and the outer world, the Romantic poet and the inner world, and the poetry that bridges the gap between those two. Third, we will closely examine several of the period’s prominent poems, identifying what makes each aRomanticpoem and how these poems relate to the three concerns listed above.

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  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: All Levels
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Saylor
  • Topics: Literature

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