The Contributions Of Romanticism In The Romantic Period

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In the Romantic Period, a new movement is emerged in literature. This movement is started with the publication of the Lyrical Ballads which is written by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Hugh Holman states that;
Romanticism is a literary and philosophical theory which tends to see the individual at the very centre of all life and all experience, and it places the individual, therefore, at the centre of art, making literature most valuable as an expression of his or her unique feelings and particular attitudes. (Holman 1980) Romantic writers make some innovations in theme, setting and etc. against traditional understanding of literature and traditional writers. They emphasize these innovations in “Preface“ to the second edition of the Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth. They emphasize the importance of individual in literature and they suggest to use a language which is spoken by the people in daily life. Although many forms of literature are introduced in this period such as; novel, play, and prose, poetry comes into prominence in Romantic Period.
The Poetry becomes most important form of literature in this period because the poetry means a symbol of the literary revolution for the romantic poets. In poetry, some features are developed by the poets in order support their innovations. They emphasize rustic life as a setting and the term of imagination becomes a key point for the poets. We come across with some important themes in Romantic Poetry such as; nature
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