14 - AmericanLitNotes 19:00 ONFINAL!

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American Lit Notes 19:00 ON FINAL! Romantic Epiphany: a revelation, a pulling aside of a veil Momentary, lasts for a moment and then it fades away A romantic typically goes from an epiphany to an epiphany You don’t know if the revelation is a real revelation or if you just created it from  your own imagination The revelation is from nature, not from super nature (it isn’t God that is  revealing himself to you) You are getting a revelation that is given to you by nature, the sensory out  there The message is content less, it’s just a feeling A vague feeling of a possible meaning, purpose, design  Doesn’t give specific instructions The best illustration of a Romantic Epiphany: Keet’s “Ode to a Nightingale”  o Nightingale: the immortal bird o He knows he’s going to die o Writes this at 23, dies at 25 o Fleeting, there and then gone
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