Influenced by the three major revolutions, Romanticism was sparked as a new era of revolt against all reason and judgment. One major verification viewed by numerous individuals is the creation of Romantic poems. This includes the well-known verses of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by the rebellious Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Not only is Romanticism demonstrated in his rebellious lifestyle, but it is also evident in the words he records on paper. His writing describes the events followed by the assassination of a luck-bringing Albatross and a crew member who goes on a disastrous adventure only to learn the true meaning of penance.
Having a troubled past, the Byronic Hero is depicted conceited and demanding. He is a mysterious and gloomy spirit, superior though to his own passions and powers to the common run of humanity, whom he regards with disdain. Countless are the examples of Byronic heroes in nearly all of Byron 's epic poems, particularly in Manfred (1817) and Don Juan (1819). Other example of Byronic Heroes from 19th-century Western literature includes Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen 's novel Pride and Prejudice
Edgar Allan Poe, an American born writer and poet during the early 19th century, is known for his dark and twisted diction that continues to captivate readers to this day. Nearly all of Poe’s stories contain hidden symbolism and themes that entice readers to discover the secrets in his writings more than a hundred years later, the “Cask of Amontillado” is no different. Written in November of 1846, nearly three years before Poe’s death, “The Cask of Amontillado” is often regarded as one of Poe’s masterpieces, full of symbolism and dramatic irony. Edgar Allan Poe’s dramatic irony and symbolism in his “The Cask of Amontillado” convey that the feeling of revenge is never truly quenched. Poe’s love of wordplay and symbolism is ever present throughout the story, starting with the names of the characters holding different meanings.
Background To analyze the poem critically, it is very important to understand the milieu in which the poem was written, because this poem is highly autobiographical expressing the mental state of poet at that time. Earlier, he was a close associate of Wordsworth and was highly influenced by his views of nature but later at the time when this poem was composed his unhappy fate led him to contradict wordsworthian stance of nature. When Coleridge composed this poem, he was suffering from deep emotional dejection because of domestic discord and crises in creative imagination. His unfulfilled love for Sara Hutchinson and opium addiction worked havoc for his poetic powers. These events brought him to such a despondency that he felt himself separated from nature and drowned in an endless dismal pain.
The poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is about an old sailor telling a wedding guest a life-changing story of a voyage he experienced. The story teaches a moral lesson about respecting and appreciating nature and all of God’s creatures. This is taught through a tribulation in which the sailor was forced to endure for killing an Albatross. The use of figurative language and other literary elements are prevalent in the poem and heavily influence the style, tone, and understanding of the poem. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner contains phrases that mimic repetitions of ancient poetry and contains other literary devices such as allegory and imagery throughout the poem to further convey understanding and enjoyment to the reader.
Despite this being a famous piece of work, it is definitely not without flaws. In short, Blanning discusses all the key elements of romanticism and mentions the most famous of the romantic poets, including: Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Burns, to Beethoven, Wagner, Berlioz, Rossini and Liszt, to Goya, Turner, Delacroix and Blake. Blanning notes throughout this book that the Romantic Revolution is not easy
Among these intellectuals were the Romantic poets of the first generation, like Blake, Wordsworth and Coleridge. Later, however, many of them got disappointed and disillusioned by the bloody outcome of the French Revolution and embraced more conservative ideals. After the initial symbolical gesture of eliminating the aristocracy, the revolution developed into a bloody power struggle between different groups. In particular, when the radical Jacobins seized power from the moderate Girondins in 1793, they used extreme measures to realize their revolutionary
The English poet and cleric John Donne (1572-1631) is considered "one of the greatest writers of the English prose" . His well-known poems, which are mostly written in the form of dramatic monologues, "has captivated and evoked emotions in readers for over three and a half centuries" . His work, which consists of a small amounts of books, covers various themes such as sex and religion, both of which are represented in "The Flea". The speaker in the poem is portrayed as a man, who desperately wants to satisfy his sexual needs. He tries to convince his lover to have premarital sex with him by using different seduction strategies.
A poem represents the deep feelings and enables the poet to express his/her emotions of the poet as a response to an external stimulus. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a well-known romantic poet and one of the pioneers of the romantic period and he subsequently had a big influence in the Romantic era in English literature. A crucial milestone that affected poetry was the era of romanticism, which arouse in the end of the 18th century in Western Europe. This period refers to philosophical, literary, international artistic and intellectual movement. This movement was due to the industrial Revolution and it redefined the ways the people in Western culture perceived themselves and their world.
Kubla Khan contained elements that would shape his life, but was crippled by the use of opium (Herman). Samuel also wrote “The Rime of the ancient Mariner” while under the use of opium. “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is divided up into seven sections and is also Samuel’s most famous poem, it talks about how a ship’s crew is cursed by one crew member thoughtless action in killing an albatross (Means). In 1802, Coleridge wrote a poem called “Dejection: An Ode” which Samuel talks about his love for Sara Hutchinson and about how awful it is to be married to Sara Fricker. In 1794, Samuel wrote a poem called the “Pantisocracy” which was a form of social organization where everybody was equal.