Romanticism In Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

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During the 18th century, there was a literary movement called Romanticism. During this time is when many of the greatest writers of all time wrote their pieces. For example, William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, and most famously, Edgar Allen Poe. Romanticism was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century. Its highest peak was approximately between the years of 1800-1850. Romanticism valued imagination over reason. An example of this is in Poe’s “The Raven”, when the main character would talk to the raven, the raven would reply with “Nevermore”. Romanticism also focused on Mother Nature and her virtues. This is expressed on the poem “To a Waterfowl” by William Cullen
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