For those living during the eighteenth-century, life was full of innovation and the reconstruction of social classes and societal norms. With the tumultuous effects of the American and French Revolution’s on the world and the Industrial Revolution in their own city, London became fertile soil for a new literary movement to flourish in . The Romantic era invoked in art, literature, and philosophy, a more aesthetic experience. Artist and poet, William Blake, not only lived through this time of great social change, but was an important contributor to the Romantic literary movement that occurred in his lifetime. William Blake uses his intuitive spirituality and artistic skills that he acquired throughout the early years of his life to write about important principles of the human condition and inherent nature of mankind in his works, namely “A Poison Tree”; his simplistic writing style and use of imagery allows his blunt and unflattering religious message to be universally understood and categorizes him as a seminal figure of the romantic era.
Wordsworth was an important Romantic poet who developed a love of nature, reflecting a theme in his poems. He wrote poems on nature as he was attached with beauty of nature such as his idea of ‘Lyrical Ballads’ (1798) working together with his friend, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Regarding his book, Wordsworth explains what he wanted the new ‘Romantic’ style of poetry to be. His most ... ... middle of paper ... ...evolution during his stay in France which helped him to brought importance to his work to developed interest and sympathy for the poor people. In 1798, Wordsworth along with his friend Coleridge published a book of poems entitled Lyrical Ballads.
This poem is filled with dramatic principle that satisfied the Victorian period’s demand for an action and drama that were not overtly apparent in the work. In the case of “My Last Duchess” the drama of the poem is how his character, the Duke, is introduced. In dramatic monologues the character’s self is revealed through thoug... ... middle of paper ... ... by Browning, but he also sets himself and his consciousness apart from the modern society who remained. Shown by how Prufrock isolated himself away from the fakery of his society. Both Browning and Eliot seek to improve upon the nature of the dramatic monologue.
Instead, Wordsworth wrote complexly, for example in his poem ?Daffodils?. Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, George Gordon Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were all poets in the Romantic era. They all had a love of their country and wrote about nature and revolution in some of their poems. Shelley wrote many plays, some of which were Romantic and some about the French Revolution (as Shelley had experienced the French Revolution in his lifetime). This allowed him to state deep,
Romantic poetry was an artistic movement of the late 18th and early 19th century. It dealt with nature, human imagination, childhood and the ability to recall emotional memories of both happiness and sadness. Before Wordsworth began writing his revolutionary new style of poetry, all preceding poetry had a very different style. The reason these poems were classed as revolutionary was because he believed that romantic poetry should describe "incidents of common life" and ordinary people and were written in deliberately plain words. It was what Wordsworth called "The real language of men".
He was inspired to write poetry after he read poetry by Percy Shelley and he declared himself a devotee of the poet. All of his day to day needs and cost of his early publications of poems were all supplied by his mother and father. He wrote dramatic poetry with his controversial verse, rhyme and symbol. In “Poetry for Students” the author states that, “The poem’s themes of sex, violence, and madness were of particular interest to Victorian readers, who reveled in sensational tales of horror and depravity despite societal condemnation of all things immoral.” (Hact 150) This shows that people in Robert Browning’s time period were fascinated with themes of madness, sex and violence which Browning used in his poetry. A poet named Elizabeth Barrett read and admired his poetry, even going so far as to link him to Alfred Tennyson and William Wordsworth as one of the great poets of his age.
After his brother’s death, Keats started writing some of his most famous works, like “The Eve of Saint Agnes,” “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” “Lamia,” the completion of his long poem Hyperion, all of his great odes. In John Keats’ works he shows the reader his luxurious language and sumptuous imagery. His stanzas in the poems shows beauty, his poems usually reflect on death, love, pain, art and nature just like the other two poets Wordsworth and Blake. John Keats uses his poems to symbolize things. In Ode to a Nightingale the poem symbolizes old age and how it is tragic.
The Romantic Era: The Pain of Composition Romanticism allowed poets to have the world at their fingertips. In the course of the American and French Revolutions, political, social, and economic traditions were being shaken. No longer were they bound to what was thought of as appropriate topics for writing. These poets were allowed to use firsthand experience to guide their creativity. Romantics created their poetry by using their own heartfelt emotions.
In 1815, Byron decided he no longer wanted to deal with the problems of amorous relationships, so he settled down and married Anne Isabella Millbanke. One year later, Anne left Byron due to his drinking problems, increasing debt, and the continuation of his love affairs. In 1816, Byron left England as his reputation was ruined by spreading rumors of... ... middle of paper ... ...s more of a witty and satirical change from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. Byron started writing this poem in 1818, adding parts to it up until his death, leaving it unfinished. During this time, Byron continued in his lustful ways with women, possibly seen in the poem in the way that the main character is the opposite of a womanizer, falling victim to women seducing him.
That occurrence inspired him to do works like “Europe’ and “America,” and it also motivated him to write about his Protestants to war and the domination of kings in his poetry. He continued his studies and went to the Royal Academy on October 8, 1779. One day he helped a women named Catherine Boucher read, writ... ... middle of paper ... ...s so he could read classical works. Some of his greatest accomplishments were Songs of Innocence, Book of Thel, Gates of Paradise, and Songs of experience. I think that William Blake is an important person because his poetry worked to help people find a way to express themselves about how they feel about war.