Early Romantic Poetry , , , Elegy written in a Country Churchyard -…
Early Romantic Poetry
William Cowper **
celebration of country life in its simplicity
nature as a source of innocence and delight
Fragments of Ancient poems
Cult of simple and primitive life
growing interest in folk traditions
melancholy and suffering
description of a wild gloomy nature
Nature in its physical aspects
his observation of nature included wild scenaries.
led on the reflection on the character of privitive man who was contrasted with civilezed man.
Night Thought on Life, Death and Immortality
Elegy written in a Country Churchyard