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Romantic Time Period

Romantic Time Period WGU

Romanticism 18th/19th century Emphasis on imagination, feeling, intuition; idea that the world can be explained or understood through reliance on these tools of reason.
Gothic Free, wild, primitive, barbaric. Think dark points and arches, vault effects.
Gothic Novel Magic, mystery, chilvary. Horrors abound.
Orientalism A quality of thought or expression associated with the Orient or even Israel or Greece. "Foreign"
Oriental Tale A work set in some Eastern Exotic Place. Think Aladdin.
Romantic Criticism The assumption that if you do not understand Shakespeare (for example) it is your own fault, his work is perfect.
Romantic Epic Long narrative poem that combined medieval romance with classic epic.
Romantic Novel Strong action often based in love, adventure,combat. More concerned with action than character, more fictional than legendary.
Romantic Period in American Literature 1830-1865 America's first great creative period. After the civil war. Romantic poetry, symbolic novels and Philosophical essays.
Sturm and Drang Revolt from the conventions of french classism. Characterized by fervor, enthusiasm, restlessness, portrayal of great passion and reliance on emotional and spirtitual struggles.
Sublime A thing of spirit, leaping from writer to reader. 5 aspects: great thoughts, noble feelings, lofty figures of speech, diction, arrangement.
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