HU 19th Century Romanticism

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HU 19 th  Century Romanticism 04/02/2008 15:12:00 British Romanticist Poetry Characteristics o Repeated references to Nature – valued, mystical o Expression of the poet’s innermost self o Strong, personal emotion – includes, but not limited to, love  o Combination of reason and feeling – intellect and emotion  o Concrete objects and symbols  “To generalize is to be an idiot, to particularize alone is the  distinction of merit.”  (William Blake) o Mystery, occult, Gothic, exotic o Vernacular language and spontaneity – a man speaking to men, initial  expression is most genuine of self William Blake Born 1757  Father was a hosier – wove stockings – working upper/middle class As a child – believed he talked to spirits and angels – many believed him to  be crazy, skeptical o Impression by London’s Industrial Revolution (especially on children)
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HU 102 taught by Professor Boots during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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