Percy Bysshe Shelley was an open-minded writer full of eagerness to envision new means for human expression. He is one of the most famed poets of the romantic era. In 1810, Percy Bysshe Shelley published Zastrozzi, the first of his two early Gothic prose romances. He published the second, St. Irvyne a year later. These sensational novels present some of his earliest ideas about self-indulgence and revenge.
John Skelton was a pillar of stereotype for the type of art and hard work that was put into the renaissance. John Skelton lived a life of promise and politics, he achieved many great things in the poetry world and many person achievements, and finally he has greatly impacted the poetry world since the 1500’s. I feel like this man embodies what people could have done to have had a lasting impact on the world. John Skelton’s name comes with and heir of ambiguity when it comes to his early life. There is little we know about this fabulous man’s early life but we know he did have a great latter half of his life.
“A gifted raconteur, distinctive humorist, and irascible moralist, he transcended the apparent limitations of his origins to become a popular public figure and one of America’s best and most beloved writers.” (Mark Twain, History.com). Taking from his personal life experiences and his views on racism, the many novels, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, helped Mark Twain become one of the most popular authors in America. Mark Twain lived in America along the Mississippi river during the late nineteenth century. During this time period slavery was very popular and accepted among many. America was in the middle of creating an industrial economy for itself and the dominant business was in transportation.
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Romanticism was both an artistic and intellectual movement geared essentially toward emphasizing nature’s subliminal aura, the individual’s expression of emotion and imagination, and ultimately a heightened sense of consciousness. Widely acknowledged for his contributions to Romanticism, English poet William Blake is considered to be one of the most influential poets of the nineteenth century. Blake, a visionary far beyond his years, was adamant in expressing his views on the cosmos; that one cannot simply have the good without experiencing the bad nor can one have the bad without experiencing the good. Near the end of the seventeen hundreds, Blake published two highly acclaimed works supporting his claim that in order for the world to function as it does, all things in the universe must have an opposite, or a contrast. He published his poem collection entitled “Songs of Innocence and of Experience” in 1794 and finished composing his book “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”, a few years prior to it.