Three Generations of Romantics

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Three Generations of Romantics Generation Description Authors Pre-Romantics * The first poets of this period are usually called the Pre- Romantics, Robert Burns, William Blake, and Thomas Gray First Generation * The true beginning of the Romantic Era came with the publication in 1798 of Lyrical Ballads , a collection of poems by Wordsworth and Coleridge * In its preface, Wordsworth explained his revolutionary theory of poetry. * He said poetry should be about common people & events & should be written in language of ordinary men
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Unformatted text preview: / women. William Wordsworth (1770–1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) Second Generation Following in the footsteps of Wordsworth and Coleridge were the “second generation” of Romantic Era poets. These younger poets carried on tradition of Wordsworth and Coleridge, celebrating emotion over reason and nature over science. George Gordon, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats...
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