Leapor is delightful with her language, which she uses to convey an excitement and wonder. The use of symbolism by both writers differ in that Pope is aiming for a social goal, the push for moral development of the British society. Conversely, Leapor is pushing an individual goal, the substituting of reality for the sake of finding beauty in negative places. Overall, the two share similarities – surmising that Leapor sought to imitate Pope. However, fundamental differences set the two poems apart to the point of being very opposite in terms of meaning, in a poem of local description: Pope used darkness to tell of light; Leapor used light to cover darkness.
She was sensible and clever; but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation. She was generous, amiable, interesting: she was everything but prudent.”(1.V) This is a good introduction because it encapsulates much of what is evaluated in Marianne throughout the novel. First, the two sisters are compared and contrasted for the similarities and differences in their demeanor, values, self -control and interactions in society and various relationships. Then, in Marianne alone, there is a clear lack of balance between the sense and sensibility of her actions and feelings. Finally, her judgment... ... middle of paper ... ...ves; and her whole heart became, in time, as much devoted to her husband, as it had once been to Willoughby.” (203.III.
In his writing, it is clear to see he uses his artistic side to creatively get the main theme of his poetry across. Blake’s works, “The Tyger”, “The Sick Rose”, and “London”, look to change the minds of the people around him. Both Wordsworth and Blake write to express their feelings about nature and other priceless items people take for granted. William Wordsworth’s “My Heart Leaps Up” clearly demonstrates simplicity and beauty in nature that often gets taken for granted. The poem shows that Wordsworth is concerned with the human relationship to nature.
Romanticism, also known as the Romantic era, is an idea that spread throughout many facets of the arts and culture. Romanticism rejects the ideas of order, harmony, balance, idealization and the rationality of the ideas of the Classical era that came before it. Romanticism is a reaction against the Enlightenment and the idea of physical materialism. The key characteristics of Romanticism are the deepened appreciation of nature, choosing emotion over reason, and the senses over intellect. Romantics had a heightened look into the inside of a person looking into the imagination as a means to transcend experience and spiritual truth.
Coleridge's Romantic Imagination The concept of the romantic imagination is subject to varied interpretation due to the varied and changing perceptions of romantic artists. There are several ways through which the concept of the romantic imagination in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poetry can be perceived. This difference in perception is a result of the reader's personal interpretation of the subject matter, which varies from person to person. Therefore, the focus of this analytical discussion will be based upon my own personal rendition of Coleridge's romantic imagination. This personal interpretation of the romantic imagination will be revealed through an analysis of Coleridge's state of mind as he interacts with nature.
In conclusion, the Romantic Period was a time of great opportunity for writers such as Blake and Wordsworth to reach into their mind, heart and soul, and share with the world their experiences of love, loss, and learning. The Romantic time influenced each writer and reader to interpret their experiences in different ways, and as we have discussed, although Blake and Wordsworth wrote about common themes, they differed in the way that they perceived and presented these themes to the world.
Texts through time are influenced by one’s context and the ways of thinking inherent in differing social milieus. Hence, when composers voice the concerns of their time, while engaging audiences through universal concerns, texts can ensure an enduring relevance. While Coleridge celebrates the natural world and the elusive sublime, as well as the imagination as a unique instrument in enabling transcendence, Shelley explores the potential of the individual’s human mind, and the fleeting nature of the imagination. By examining the corruption in man-made institutions and the binary between good and evil, Blake communicates to the individual despite contextual shifts. In contrast, Austen critiques the excessive imagination and its creation of a fictitious world in proposing a balance between reason and imagination.
Romanticism bases its problem solving instead on ones intuition and feelings. Romanticism focuses on the power of ones imagination and praises individuality. Romantics also find inspiration form the supernatural realm, legends, myths and folk culture. (1) The Romantic ideas use art as inspiration, they focus on the spiritual and aesthetic dimensions, and they use metaphors about organic growth. It was this era that inspired Edgar Allan Poe.
This is especially apparent in her friendship with Isabella Thorpe. She becomes immediately close to Isabella who is attractive, intelligent and socially confident, but who later emerges as the anti heroine of the novel. Isabelle appear... ... middle of paper ... ...e you must respect for her sincerity, her high principles, her generous trust of others, and her patience under trails that would be too great for much stronger heads...and in spite of her romantic folly she has so much good heart that it serves her in place of good sense” . It seems both these critics have missed the point about Catherine, her inadequacies as a heroine, such as they are, exists because Austen tries to do too much with her – “to establish her both s a gooselike parody of the sentimental gothic heroine, and to advance claims for her as a human being who would learn good sense and learn even to go beyond it” . Catherine is a true Austen heroine, not only because she learns to examine her own spirit, heart and mind so that she is able to mature beyond her flaws, but also because she inspires readers to develop truly heroic behaviour themselves.
Romanticism "In spite of its representation of potentially diabolical and satanic powers, its historical and geographic location and its satire on extreme Calvinism, James Hogg's Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner proves to be a novel that a dramatises a crisis of identity, a theme which is very much a Romantic concern." Discuss. Examination of Romantic texts provides us with only a limited and much debated degree of commonality. However despite the disparity of Romanticism (or Romanticisms) as a movement it would be true to say that a prevalent aspect of Romantic literature that unites many different forms of the movement, is a concern with the divided self. As the empirical Rationalism of the eighteenth century was partially subverted by the subjective metaphysical reflection in the nineteenth artists tended to examine wider issues from an introspective starting point.