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David Simon Mr. Grosz English 12 H 3/1/2008 Romanticism The age of Romanticism in British literature is characterized by the introduction of gothic elements of terror and horror stories into novels and poems and a new found appreciation for nature. Philosophers of the French Revolution including Jean Jacques Rousseau inspired the Romantics to appreciate nature over civilization. The first to act on the new beliefs of the Romantics were known as Lake Poets. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the “Lyrical Ballads”, which is recognized as the first piece of literature to represent the ideas of the Romantic age. Wordsworth and Coleridge
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Unformatted text preview: were members of the first generation of Romantic poets, while the second generation of poets includes Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley and John Keats. Byron is most notably recognized for the narrative poem, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage . Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is a story of a hero’s epic adventures in Europe but it also satirizes London society. Percy Shelley contributed to the appreciation of nature through his poem, “Ode to the West Wind”. Although Shelley is an open atheist, his poem does express a spiritual presence in nature. His wife, Mary Shelley,...
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