Romanticism | Literary Term - Definition and Examples || Learning The Easy Way


Romanticism is a movement in art and literature in the 18th and 19th centuries in revolt against the classical and neoclassical rules and constraints.

It is not only imitation but creation with the help of imagination."

According to the German poet Friedrich Schlegel,
"literature depicting emotional matter in an imaginative form."

Major Features of Romanticism:

  • Imagination
  • Supernaturalism
  • Individualism
  • Love of Nature
  • Freedom of writing
  • Revolutionary zeal
  • Simplicity in expression

Major Romantic writers / poets:

  • William Wordsworth
  • S T Coleridge
  • Lord Byron
  • P B Shelley
  • John Keats
  • Walt Whitman
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Edgar Allan Poe

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