Romanticism started in England around 1798. The poets in England started writing about nature, imagination, innocence, idealism, and youth. Many poets started to write because of the changes taking place in England during the revolutionary age. The poets during that time became sick of the changes and began to write things about imagination; trying to capture the minds of the readers. Because of these poets people became more aware of their natural surrounds.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his poem Dejection: An ode Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of the greatest English poets and a major figure in the Romantic Movement. He was born on 21 October 1772, in Devonshire, London. His father John Coleridge was the priest of a town and master of a grammar school and his mother was Ann Bowden Coleridge. The youngest child in the family, Coleridge was an enthusiastic reader and writer (Kelly, 2008). Coleridge was later an addict, who took opium even while working so that he enjoyed both his work as well as himself.
Walt Whitman “O Star of France” Walt Whitman’s poem “O Star of France” is a poem full of historic optimism. It is about faith in revolution and people who believe in the idea of revolution. In this poem Whitman expresses his hopes and faith in France and freedom. The poem was written during the last period of his creative work. In this part of his life Whitman was disappointed in American political system; he criticized society and was devoted to the idea of freedom which is also expressed in the poem about Lincoln.
The industrial revolution was an awesome period in history. The entire world was beginning to realize the potential for resources and manufacturing and Britain was in the lead. This revolution truly changed the world, modified society, and uplifted democratic governments across the world. Great Britain and the rest of the world were never truly the same after the greatest revolution in history since the agricultural one, hundreds of thousands of years ago. Revolution is a rapid push for change within government, culture, and society.
The revolution resulted in the development of a new social class the middle class. This class contained factory, min owners as well as engineers, doctors and lawyers. The flourish of this new social class greatly noticeable in Britain as the British scholars were more practical rather than theoretical. As Strayer explains, the discoveries on atmospheres and vacuums promoted the innovation of the steam engine in Britain (Strayer, 2012; 834). The industrial revolution brought the social status of business men up as they benefited the most from the industrial revolution, it can also be said that the factory and min owners were the sponsors of the industrial revolution.
Let us take a look at what influenced Gay to write some of his most notable works leading up to the Beggar’s Opera. Rural Sports (1713) that was dedicated to Alexander Pope, a poet, portrayed the reflections of Pope’s own pastoral that was mixed with poetic diction and false sentiment of that period and this work was admired by Pope himself. This interaction sparked off
Dante Gabriel Rossetti once said, “beauty without the beloved is a like a sword through the heart.” Exhausted of the Royal Academy, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti decided to break away, and drew inspiration off of Shakespeare, the Bible, Ancient Mythology, along with other multiple sources of inspiration. Formed in 1848, the main focuses were on nature and bright colors. The Pre-Raphaelite movement was like the re-birth of the Renaissance Era, which approximately began in 1300. Invented by a group of 3 people, the movement focused on poetry and writing as well as paintings, an accurate view of nature, and depicted physiological and social tension, religion and color. The Pre-Raphaelite movement focused
Of these, the most known is Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, taken from his poem The Brewing of Soma. It has become extremely popular sung to English composer Hubter Parry’s tune Repton take from the 1888 oratorio Judith and set to the latter part of Whittier’s poem in 1924 by Dr. George Gilbert Stocks. Frederick Maker also sings it as the hymn Rest,, and Charles Ives also set a part of it to music. (Cohen) On its own, the hymn seems sentimental, however the context of the whole poem, the stanzas make more sense, being intended as a contrast with the excited spirit of pre-Christian worship and that of some modern Christians.
The speaker of the Amoretti is a fictionalized “poet-lover-worshipper” (Kellogg). The emphases on the power of poetry combined with the conventional theme of love show the role of art as a means of articulating the abstract. Spenser’s sonnets highlight the Status of Art. Unlike the deliberate deconstructive attempt of postmodern writers, who use self-referentiality to draw attention to the artificiality of art and fictionality of fiction, Spenser privileges the position of art and poet. In Sonnet 75, he affirms that a poet’s creation has the ability to immortalize mortal human beings.
(Barbarese 2004) Yet with this poem it shows that Poe did share some ideals and values with the romantic writers. “In "Sonnet: To Science," he complains that the spirit of analysis has driven the dryad from the wood and dispelled his dreams. The note in the Norton Anthology of American Literature tells you that the poem is "built on the Romantic commonplace that the scientific spirit destroys beauty, a notion well exemplified by Wordsworth’s The Tables Turned,’ ” (Barbarese