Romantic Period (18th century)

TyQuasha Gilbert, Destiny Riggins , Lakeshia Harvey ,and Da'John Joseph
September 4,2014


    By the late 18th century France and Germany, the generation of revolution and wars, had made doubts on the security of the age of reason. These doubts challenged the hope and dignity of the 18th century. Men were concerned because of the death and more negativity. It was in the making of the Romantic Period. The romantic vision had taken forms other than political, and these developed apace.


The years 1820-1825 served as a transition period between the former Empire style and the new Romantic style. During this period, the waistline was dropping and skirts became fuller.

Literary Heroes for the Romantic Period


  • William Blake was an English painter, poet and print maker. During his lifetime, he was considered a important person in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Period (1757-1827).  "The Fly" William Blake
  • Little fly,
    Thy summer’s play
    My thoughtless hand
    Has brushed away


  • William Wordsworth was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to produce the Romantic Period in English literature (1770-1850) "The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth
  • I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England "Kubla Khan"

  • Lord Byron was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement (1788-1824)
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the important English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as among the finest lyric poets in the English language ( 1792-1822)
  • John Keats: (1795 – 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main focus of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, although his work was in used for only four years before his death

Common Traits Of the Romantic Heroes

  • Wanderlust: Someone who like to travel.
  • Introspection: Means to be self-examination  of your own feelings.
  • Melancholy: Someone that is gloomy which means sadness.
  • Misanthropy: Somebody who hates people and humanity.
  • Regret of Action: the regret was based on action or ... to hold on to that regret for a longer period
  • Alienation : Emotional isolation or dissociation.
  • Isolation : the act of isolating or the condition of being isolated

Heroes Reflection of the Culture They Represent

  • The romantic movement enforced strong emotions.
  • They combined nature and the previous medieval writings in their own stories.
  • The romantic movement respected the worth of their communities .
  • They were involved in all war efforts.
  • They believed that all people, regardless of their social class, should be able to appreciate and honor art and literature, and artists should produce art or literature accessible to everyone.


    We learned that all the romantic heroes played a part in the impact of their culture. They placed a role in making history by their poems, language, and leadership.  The Romantic Period loved to travel, write, expressed sadness , and emotional had a feeling of being isolated . They were involved in their wars and appreciated their art and literature regardless of their social classes.They combined the recent medieval writings in their own stories. The Romantic Period was interesting and has an impact on the culture today.

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