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Topics: Romanticism, William Wordsworth, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Pages: 6 (922 words) Published: October 26, 2013
Characteristics of Romanticism

Romantic
Characteristic
Description of Characteristic
Interest in the
common man and
childhood
Romantics believed in the natural goodness of
humans which is hindered by the urban life of
civilization. They believed that the savage is noble,
childhood is good and the emotions inspired by
both beliefs causes the heart to soar.
Strong senses,
emotions, and
feelings
Romantics believed that knowledge is gained
through intuition rather than deduction. This is
best summed up by Wordsworth who stated that
“all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of
powerful feelings.”
Awe of nature Romantics stressed the awe of nature in art and language and the experience of sublimity through
a connection with nature. Romantics rejected the
rationalization of nature by the previous thinkers
of the Enlightenment period.
Celebration of the
individual
Romantics often elevated the achievements of the
misunderstood, heroic individual outcast.
Importance of
imagination
Romantics legitimized the individual imagination as
a critical authority.
Characteristics of Romanticism

Romantic
Characteristic
Description of Characteristic
Interest in the
common man and
childhood
Romantics believed in the natural goodness of
humans which is hindered by the urban life of
civilization. They believed that the savage is noble,
childhood is good and the emotions inspired by
both beliefs causes the heart to soar.
Strong senses,
emotions, and
feelings
Romantics believed that knowledge is gained
through intuition rather than deduction. This is
best summed up by Wordsworth who stated that
“all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of
powerful feelings.”
Awe of nature Romantics stressed the awe of nature in art and language and the experience of sublimity through
a connection with nature. Romantics rejected the
rationalization of nature by the previous thinkers
of the Enlightenment period.
Celebration of the
individual
Romantics often elevated the achievements of the
misunderstood, heroic individual outcast.
Importance of
imagination
Romantics legitimized the individual imagination as
a critical authority.
Characteristics of Romanticism

Romantic
Characteristic
Description of Characteristic
Interest in the
common man and
childhood
Romantics believed in the natural goodness of
humans which is hindered by the urban life of
civilization. They believed that the savage is noble,
childhood is good and the emotions inspired by
both beliefs causes the heart to soar.
Strong senses,
emotions, and
feelings
Romantics believed that knowledge is gained
through intuition rather than deduction. This is
best summed up by Wordsworth who stated that
“all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of
powerful feelings.”
Awe of nature Romantics stressed the awe of nature in art and language and the experience of sublimity through
a connection with nature. Romantics rejected the
rationalization of nature by the previous thinkers
of the Enlightenment period.
Celebration of the
individual
Romantics often elevated the achievements of the
misunderstood, heroic individual outcast.
Importance of
imagination
Romantics legitimized the individual imagination as
a critical authority.
Characteristics of Romanticism

Romantic
Characteristic
Description of Characteristic
Interest in the
common man and
childhood
Romantics believed in the natural goodness of
humans which is hindered by the urban life of
civilization. They believed that the savage is noble,
childhood is good and the emotions inspired by
both beliefs causes the heart to soar.
Strong senses,
emotions, and
feelings
Romantics believed that knowledge is gained
through intuition rather than deduction. This is
best summed up by Wordsworth who stated that
“all good poetry is the spontaneous...
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