Romanticism is in politics and the arts, an ideal world with freedom of imagination; a revolt against the 1700’s reasons and judgment. The Romantic Era received its inspiration from three revolutions. The three insurrections sparked rebellion throughout the arts especially the writings of poetry. An author of the revolutionary poems is Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge wrote an abundance of poetry, the longest major poem he wrote is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Ayşenur Aydın Res. Asst. Ali Belenli IED 272 English Prose and Poetry 07.05.2015 Arthurian Romances Since his first appearence in fifth and early sixth century A.D., King Arthur inspired many authors, many literary works. Yet, there are many doubts that he really lived. This question is quite debatable and the answer couldn 't be enough to be sure.
After having dominated their colonies, the imperial powers “demanded for stasis” in order to gain stability of control and maintain peace over their colonies (Bhabha 86). Opposing to such a demand of the imperial authority, the colonies also requested for “changes” and “difference” within themselves to develop and undergo historical progression (86). Many of the colonies desired to achieve economic and political status equal to that of the colonizers. To be more specific, movements for economic development and political liberalization emerged throughout the colonies under the guidance of educated leaders. One example of such movements was the nationwide campaigns held in India by Mohandas Gandhi to ease poverty within the nation, expand women’s rights, undergo economic development and even achieve political autonomy from the British.
This tradition was started before the arrival of the British people inside America to set colonies. This tradition is loved by the present generation and writers like Sherman Alexie have started reviving with most brilliant and intuitive tales about life. Writers who belong to Puritanism or Colonial liked to renovate the Puritan church. The dissatisfied and ill-treated puritans migrated from England liked to establish their religion and literature in America. Reason and enlightenment played a dominant role during the period of the age of reason.
Into the early 19th century, even with sonnets, metaphysical poetry, and romantic poetry at their pinnacle, the epic poem was still the major form of poetry. In fact, the 19th century produced almost 60 epics, topping most other centuries. With epics being written that often, it is imperative to stand out and adapt. Geoffrey Chaucer tried modernizing The Canterbury Tales by adapting the developing language, English, into his epic. As well, Chaucer incorporated the social norms of the day, from the large, red-bearded, gaping-mouthed Miller to the chivalric and prideful Knight.
Iliad and Inferno are portrayed in their stories about afterlife and reality. Perhaps most importantly, Iliad is an epic poem in Greek mythology. Iliad is representing the last year of the Trojan War. According to the Homer he was able to gather some significant events which happened during the Trojan War. Most importantly, Homer brings up some powerful themes to the audience.
T.S. Eliot is a worldwide famous poet, an American modernist, and the winner of the 1894 Nobel Prize in Literature. Eliot changed the existing order in English literature. His poetry and literary criticism changed the literary interests of the whole generation. Through his poems, he forces people to know the history of the development of English poetry and to look at the seventeenth-century England with a new vision of Romanticism.
The Romantic Period has made a tremendous impact on literature.Not only has the romantic period shaped the way poetry is viewed but has caused an everlasting ripple social effect.As they say, the economy is nothing without the workers.The influential work of the Romantic poets such as William Blake challenges the cultural and political normalities of the 17th century. The movement encouraged expression and individuality.The Romantic Period and therefore the poet William Blake is a necessity in the 'The Best Poems of the English Language '. “Normality is the Great Neurosis of civilization.”(Robbins,1976). Like any change in history, it all starts with new views revolting against a traditional set of ideologies. With opposing views against
He was no doubt a man of optimist. Tennyson used a wide range of subject matter ranging from medieval legends to classical myths and from domestic situations to observations of nature. Like many writers who write a great deal over a long time, his poetry is occasionally uninspired, but his personality rings throughout all his works that reflect a grand and special variability in its quality. The fundamental aim of presenting this paper is to give a new ideas; i.e. new vistas of the psychological aspect of his writings and life too.
Austen, on the other hand, was an other from the romantic period. The power of these works of literature to shape their culture and catapult change in social values is both inspiring and necessary. Literature has the ability to change the world, and when looking at how the thematic elements of the past impacted their future, people can understand the importance of the written word and the arts as a whole. Society craves change and by creating works that question current systems of thought the change desired can be more effectively implemented into any given culture. Fiction British literature of the 1800s is an example of the power in literature and evidence that social change can be enacted through creative