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    Coleridge's Romantic Imagination

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    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

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    Emma - Romantic Imagination

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    Jane Austen’s Emma and the Romantic Imagination "To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour." —William Blake, ‘Auguries of Innocence’ Imagination, to the people of the eighteenth century of whom William Blake and Jane Austen are but two, involves the twisting of the relationship between fantasy and reality to arrive at a fantastical point at which a world can be extrapolated from a single grain of sand, and all the

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    The Romantic Imagination, Wordsworth, and "Tintern Abbey" Historical Context The Enlightenment, an intellectual movement of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, immediately preceded the time in which the Romantics were writing. In Britain, the work of Locke and Newton, who were proponents of empiricism and mechanism respectively, were central to Enlightenment philosophy. Locke was the founder of empiricism, the belief that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience; Newton

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    Tennessee WIlliams

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    Leavitt's book is alive with nostalgia for a South that no longer exists: a culture of grace and ease, of cavalier behavior and stoic endurance, a place where the romantic imagination is alive and in perpetual struggle with the crude realism of modernity. According to the authors, this paradise lost was crucial to the dramatic imagination of Williams, but above all it seems to have inspired their own. Besides establishing Williams's intimate ties with the South and revealing the biographical material

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    Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps the best-known American Romantic who worked in the Gothic mode. His stories explore the darker side of the Romantic imagination, dealing with the grotesque, the supernatural, and the horrifying. He defined the form of the American short story. As one might expect, Poe himself eschewed conventional morality, which he believed stems from man's attempts to dictate the purposes of God. Poe saw God more as process than purpose. He believed that moralists derive their beliefs

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    Throughout romantic poetry, two types of imagination were formed: first generation and second generation. During the first generation poets described imagination as the connection with God/nature. This generation bridges the gap to reality. They believed that what is within comes from the connections made with God/nature. However, throughout the second generation poets described imagination as the power of reality. They believe they can reimagine the world, and that the human mind is what created

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    Understanding the the Romantic Imagination with Ramond, Wordsworth and Shelley Works Cited Not Included "The way to find the 'real' world is not merely to measure and observe what is outside us, but to discover our own inner ground…. This 'ground', this 'world' where I am mysteriously present at once to myself and to the freedoms of other men, is not a visible, objective and determined structure…It is a living and self creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself my

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    Imagination and Literature

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    Imagination and Literature The importance and influence of imagination on the creation and critique of literature varies between and within various artistic eras. Originally seen as an aberrant function of the mind, imagination was subservient to the powers of reason and order. Art involved mere replication of the real, a craft rather than an unique act of creation. Beginning as early as Aristotle, however,  human imagination has been linked to the power and value of art. The ascendancy and

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    The Emotion, Imagination and Complexity of Wordsworth and Coleridge The 19th century was heralded by a major shift in the conception and emphasis of literary art and, specifically, poetry. During the 18th century the catchphrase of literature and art was reason. Logic and rationality took precedence in any form of written expression. Ideas of validity and aesthetic beauty were centered around concepts such as the collective "we" and the eradication of passion in human behavior. In 1798 all of

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    exists. Emma and her son Henry represent views of the Enlightenment and Romanticism, respectively, because the former exhibits a belief in rationality, reason, and discoverable principles, while the latter displays individualism, an unrestrained imagination, and a love of nature. Although two of the main characters demonstrate differing philosophical views, the show itself is potent in realism. Emma first comes to Storybrooke, the town of the storybook characters, thinking she is simply reconnecting

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    them personally and sensually. Beauty is also present in these poems; however there is a difference as beauty indulges in the aesthetic experience of equilibrium and synchronization, whereas the sublime focuses on the senses such as your mind and imagination. Leighton (1984) believes you can see the difference as, ‘the picturesque world would be exemplified by variety, the beautiful by smoothness and the sublime by magnitude’, showing just how differentiated they are. Both these poems both have different

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    A Color in the Crayon Box The narrator begins her journal by appreciative at the greatness of the house and grounds her husband has taken for their summer vacation. She describes it in romantic terms as a sophisticated estate or even a haunted house and wonders how they were able to afford it, and why the house had been empty for so long. Her feeling that there may more to the house leads her into a discussion of her illness as he she is suffering from nervous depression and possibly of her marriage

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    Imagination and the Holocaust

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    Imagination and the Holocaust The great secret of morals is love; or a going out of our own nature, and an identification of ourselves with the beautiful which exists in thought, action, or person, not our own. A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. -- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "A Defense of Poetry" I believe that truly humane learning

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    Robert Frost's Desert Places One of the most monumental poetic works of T.S Eliot is ‘The Waste Land’. The poem emerges as a gigantic metaphor for melancholy, loneliness, solitude- the unavoidable companions of human existence. Similar kinds of feelings are evoked by Robert Frost in ‘Desert Places’. The very title is suggestive of a mood of emptiness. Throughout our life we cross various deserts to find our destiny. The beauty of the poem lies in the conjunction – the meeting point desert

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    Romanticism

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    said the name Romantic can be misleading because the Romantics do not necessarily write about the love. The Romanticism can be viewed as an artistic movement, or state of mind, or both. This movement seemed to be reaction against the dominant attitudes and approaches of the eighteenth century. Unlike the eighteenth century, writers who interest in reaction, logic, and scientific observation, the Romantics stressed the examination of inner feelings, emotions and the use of imagination. This seemed

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    whether or not Marry Shelly supported the movement.. Marry Shelly lived through the height of romantic belief. In 1797, when Shelly was born, there had already been several decades for the philosophy to develop. Only seventeen years later (1824) "Frankenstein" was published. As such, she must have had some association with romantics. And it so happens that her lover, Percy Shelly, was a romantic poet. It is clearly logical that romanticism would have some effect on her novel. Romanticism

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    the article The Gift Of Imagination this one quote best describes imagination in us. “Almost all children have vivid imaginations. A few retain them. But somewhere in the process of growing up, most people reject it or learn to conceal it or deny that they have it, even though they use it every day.” Silver Donald Cameron. As we grow up we loose our imagination and form ourselves to the “norm” of society. In the novel The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupery imagination is evident throughout

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    Relationships In order to answer this question I am going to be focusing on three of Saki?s stories; the story-teller, the lumber room and the open window. Children at the time Hector Munro (Saki) was writing these stories would have had very vivid imagination; this is shown in Saki's story 'The Open Window' when the niece makes up the saga of Mr Sappleton's death, illustrates how imaginative children can be, and that adults are very easily fooled. Fooling adults is a key theme in Saki's stories;

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    Winter Moon

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    book progresses the two stories become more connected, and finally intertwined. The book can seem confusing at the start. However, the confusion of the reader is used by Koontz to make the ending more intense. Koontz certainly unleashes his vivid imagination in this novel, whereas some of the details and occurrences can leave a weak stomached reader feeling nauseous. My mom said that she couldn’t sleep after reading one of the more disturbing sequences of events. 	The setting of Winter Moon occurs

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    Middlemarch by George Eliot

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    Fellowship is a method of connection in Middlemarch. With imagination, fellowship can be viewed as positive because it helps characters develop hope. Right before the meeting between Dorothea and Lydgate, the narrator describes Dorothea as “she was full of confident hope about this interview with Lydgate, never heeding what was said of his personal reserve; never heeding that she was a very young woman. Nothing could have seemed more irrelevant to Dorothea than insistence on her youth and sex when

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