Romantic Influence Of The Romantic Movement

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Did the Romantic Movement influence the works of famous singers, artists and writers of Today?

The Romantic Movement or Romanticism as it is always identified as was a literary movement of art, literature and music during the 19th century. It was created to counter the enlightenment movement that proceeded it and therefore Romanticism was intended to change attitudes towards things. Romantic thinkers praised imagination over reason, emotions over logic and intuition over science. “ The revolutionary energy underlying the romantic movement affected not only just literature, but all of the arts --- from music to painting , from sculpture to architecture.” as claimed by (English Department, 12/02/2009). To to this day, many famous singers, artists and writers are influenced by the ideas that were behind forming the Romantic Movement such as individuality, imagination, intuition, idealism and inspiration, to name a few. Hence, are Today’s “important figures” a collection of copycats?

Some of the most iconic authors of the Romantic Era were Edgar Allan Poe and Nathanial Hathorne. Both authors mainly focused on mysterious and gothic themes. They also both incorporated natural and supernatural elements in their works while focusing on a deep expression of emotions and feelings. For instance, Poe states in his short story (Poe and Perry, 1839): “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year” This description creates a dark and gloomy mood for
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