The romantic revolt transformed the literature and eas anticipated by William Blake, the forerunner of romanticism because he had imaginative vision and the reject of poetic diction. Were introduced new features in literature: freedom versus repression, the role of the intellectual, young man versus old and the natural environment versus industrialization. William Wordsworth expressed the own feelings of wonder and joy in literature and his poetry depended on his strength of feeling and imagination. Samuel Taylor Coleridge is remembered for his work 'the rime of the ancient mariner' that is full of music and colour; in which the mariner is the symbol of the man sinner who is reformed and so he is the wandering Jew and the outcast. George Gordon is remembered for his 'Byronic hero', a proud nan, handsome, aristocratic, solitary and courageous. Byron takes example by Pulci's 'morgante'. Percy Bysshe Shelley was an aristocratic radical who rebelled against all forms of authority and advocated a moral and spiritual liberation of mankind. Even the romantic was influenced by new features; in fact Mary Shelley, Walter Scott and Jane Austen were attracted by old romances but with ironic and wit characters. This poets exalted freedom, the individual, the value of feelings and the nature as expression of a divine plan based on the theories of Jean Jacques Rousseau. The romantic poets were divided into two groups named generations by the critics:

-the first included Blake, Wordsworth and Coleridge: they are called also 'Lake poets' because lived in the Lake District, in Cumberland;
-the second included Byron, Shelley and Keats: they are outcasts because left England and died prematurely.
There are features in common between the two generations: the role of the poet, the power of the imagination and the aspiration to the Infinite, but with the second generation of poets was born the seer and prophet poet.

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