ROMANTIC PERIOD 1780-1830 - Coggle Diagram
ROMANTIC PERIOD 1780-1830
MAIN FOCUSES OF ROMANTIC WRITING
individuality and natural setting
PERSONAL FEELINGS AND EMOTIONAL SPHERE
SHIFT FROM THE URBAN TO RURAL SETTING
countryside man, much closer to nature
perceived as the best ages. Child are still untuched by corruption, they are close to fantasy dimension. Considered as a perfect condition
natural elements in poems and paintings. Poetry inspired by the rapresentation of nature
interest in the ancient past, in the meddieval ballads. These periods were considered more emotional
need to escape from the industrial environment, to nature, considered fundamental for progress
focus on ordinary/comon people, and extraordinary world, represented by supernatural
FIRST GENERATION POETS
He represented the link between the age of sensibility and Romanticism.
Freedom as important topic, from political and religious and social insttitutions. The human should be set free from the oppressions
Eternal contrast: nothing can exist without the existence of its opposite. They must be never separated, they ara continuosly complementary. Without conflicts there cannot be progress
Knowledge comes through opposites and immagination. There is no end to the search of freedom and progress,
Poet as prophet, because he is in contact with divinity through imagination.His task is to find truth under the veil of hypocrisy
SONG OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE
Based on the condition of childhood. The child can see the world as intact. He is a pure being. When innocence become experience (adulthood), they become aware of devil. Which can't be cancelled because it's necessary counterpart of good
Use of colloquial language. He was against to the use of a too educated language. Use of a simple and cmmon language.
Emotions and memory are fundamental and related. The poet is a common man, who has a greater sensivity and a deep knowledge of human nature.
He is affected by absence, which implies the search of something. Use of pathetic fallacy: literary device that attributes human qualities and emotions to inanimate objects/natural elements
Symbolic and magic poetry. Ideas guided by emtions. Distinction between fancy and imagination
Use of supernatural and highly symbolic images to represent an inner reality.
THE RHYME OF AN ANCIENT MARINER
narrative poem. Tell the story of a mariner, who shoots an albatross and the crisis of this violation of the natural order causes. The mariner committed a crime against nature. Use of elements related to visual, magic, exotic, that have a metaphorical meaning . :
SECOND GENERATION POETS
Short poems, focus on contemplation of beauty. Beauty, youth, and life are temporary. Reach immortality through poetry and art
Recurrent character: byronic hero -> mysterius origins, ambiguous past, led to any kind of excess, sensitive to beauty and nature, in love with a woman, connected to a tragic faith.