Define Romaticism and illistrate with one roamantic poet, I have chosen poe, could you help me, I know he is a dark romantic, and has some gothic tendency, but could you give me some examples of poes, such as the raven, or anything? please help : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I am doing a paper on Romanticism an illistrating with an Romantic author. I have chosen Poe. I am using his dark romanticism, and almost Gothic style. Does anyoine have any insight on exaple of this in his works? thanks! Kim

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2001


in the poem Annabell Lee a woman and a man were in love and the woman was killed

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2001

His short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a classic example of rationalism versus romanticism, the narrator signifying rationalism and everything else, romanticism.

-- Anonymous, December 04, 2001

I am also doing an LAP assignment on Romanticism. What about Nathaniel Hawthorne? "The Scarlet Letter" is a wonderful stories although I don't like the ending. But then again I never like bad endings.

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2002

An artistic movement that originated in the late 18th Century and moved on through to the 19th Century that stressed a great deal of emotion, intellectualism and freedom from conformed correctedness in the traditional art of the time.

AN example would be The Reaper and the Flowers, a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Romanticizing the beauty and melodramatic emotion of death as a melancholic yet resplendent angel.

The Reaper And The Flowers

There is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between.

"Shall I have naught that is fair?" Saith he; "Having naught but the bearded grain? Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me, I will give them all back again," He gazed at the flowers with tearful eye, He kissed their drooping leaves; It was for the Lord of Paradise He bound them in his sheaves.

"My Lord has need of these floweretsgay," The Reaper said, and smiled: "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child."

"They shall all bloom in fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints, upon their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear."

And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love: She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above.

O, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day; 'Twas an angel visited the green earth, And took the flowers away.

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2005

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