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Early Romantic Poetry (1760-1789

John Constable, Stoke Poges Church, 1833, London, Victoria and Albert Museum.

Emotional Only Connect .Early Romantic Poetry 1. Impersonal material 2.. Loud noble eloquence 3. Augustan vs. Lyrical experience of life 3.. Subjective material 2. Intellectual 1. Early Romantic poetry AUGUSTAN POETRY EARLY ROMANTIC POETRY 1. New Directions .

Constable.. The Church Porch. J. • The experiences it dealt with were not presented for the sake of their immediate impact. but for the sake of generalized reflections. New Directions .Early Romantic Poetry 2. Main characteristics • Poetry was essentially reflective. East Bergholt (1810) Only Connect ..

East Bergholt (1810) Only Connect . Main characteristics • Early Romantic poets reacted to the social changes taking place in the country with a re-evaluation of rural origins and a sense of melancholy and sadness... New Directions . The Church Porch.Early Romantic Poetry 2. J. Constable.

“God made the country.Early Romantic Poetry 3. man made the town” George Morland.. Door of a village inn. Pastoral poetry • Main representative: William Cowper (17311800) with his main work The Task (1785). Late 18th century Only Connect .. New Directions .

Early Romantic Poetry 3. Pastoral poetry • Celebrated and praised country life for its simplicity and domesticity... George Morland. New Directions . free from the corruption of urban life. Door of a village inn. Late 18th century Only Connect .

Door of a village inn. Late 18th century Only Connect .. New Directions . • Nature seen as a source of innocence and delight. George Morland. Pastoral poetry • Described landscape details and reflected upon them..Early Romantic Poetry 3.

John Martin. 1817 Only Connect .Early Romantic Poetry 4. New Directions . The bard.. ca. Nature poetry Main representative: James Thomson (1700-1748).. His treatment of nature broke with the neoclassic view.

The bard. 1817 Only Connect . details.. New Directions . John Martin. no longer as static but in motion. rather than abstract. The observation of nature included wild sceneries and led to reflections on the character of primitive man who was contrasted with civilized man.Early Romantic Poetry 4. Nature poetry Nature was seen in its physical.. ca.

New Directions . Only Connect . Ossian.Early Romantic Poetry 5. 1801. Ossianic poetry • James Macpherson (17361796) collected and published some of Ossian’s works in Fragments of Ancient Poetry (1760).. François Pascal Simon Gérard. The authenticity of the work was controversial..

who lived in the 3rd century.. 1801. François Pascal Simon Gérard.Early Romantic Poetry 5. gloomy landscapes.. Ossianic poetry • A cycle of poems by a legendary Irish warrior. New Directions . • Sense of melancholy and suffering produced by war or contrasted love. Only Connect . Ossian. called Ossian. • Wild.

Death. and Immortality (1742-1745). Dumfries Only Connect . Graveyard poetry The most important work of this school was Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.Early Romantic Poetry 6. The vogue began with Edward Young (1683-1765) and his Night Thoughts on Life.. New Directions .. A hand coloured steel plate engraving from a painting by William Henry Bartlett of St Michael’s Church.

. The tomb as a symbol eliciting contemplation of death and immortality.. stormy landscapes as the setting of poems. Choice of cemeteries. Dumfries Only Connect . ruins. New Directions .Early Romantic Poetry 6. A hand coloured steel plate engraving from a painting by William Henry Bartlett of St Michael’s Church. Graveyard poetry Melancholy tone.

.. Scots dialect poetry Robert Burns (1759-1796) • Myth of the natural genius. able to create poetry from everyday experience. • Revived the English lyric. A portrait of Robert Burns Only Connect . New Directions .Early Romantic Poetry 7.

..Early Romantic Poetry 7. Scots dialect poetry Robert Burns (1759-1796) • Explored the literary forms and legends of folk culture. and used the language really spoken by the common folk. New Directions . A portrait of Robert Burns Only Connect .