elements and purposes of romantic literature (subjects (everyday things,…
elements and purposes of romantic literature
everyday subjects presented in unusual ways
poetry with a "worthy purpose"
spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling
written about "effective causes", "great national events"
no personifications of abstract ideas
man and nature
pleasure for the reader without having to be super educated
writing for all men, not just poets
excitement in co-existence
pleasure mixed with everyday things to dull the excitement down
pushing back fromneoclacissism