Romanticism (and poetry)

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  • Romantic Period
      • French Revolution of 1789
        • time of huge political and social change
        • Value of individuality and freedom
        • Rebel against social conventions
      • Industrial Revolution
        • Romantics anti moving away from nature
    • THEMES
      • Pastoral and Celestial imagery common
        • Sublime- nature + powerful emotion
      • Importance of imagination
      • Time and relics of the ancient past
      • sensuality and emotion
      • Rebellion and heroism
    • Poetic typicialities
      • Experimentation with poetic form
        • Wordsworth revolutionised poetry - simplistic langauge
          • set out to use ordinary language to convey deep meaning


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