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Why is Periodization problematic?

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Name the key features of Romantic poetry.

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Which poets were representatives of the first generation and the second one?

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What is the most important task of Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballad? (preface)

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BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

Why is Periodization problematic?
Scholars find it difficult to find the beginning and end date of a period:
Romantic period starts with either the American or the French Revolution and ends with the

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

Name the key features of Romantic poetry.
interior feelings
ordinary everyday events
focus on nature that reflects poet's feelings
simplicity in diction and style
power and danger of imagination

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

Which poets were representatives of the first generation and the second one?
William Wordsworth,  William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

George Gordom, Percy Busshe Shelley,John Keats

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

What is the most important task of Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballad? (preface)
It shows the changes and aims of poetry, its key fetures.
the new preface stresses the length and nature of poetry.

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

To which kind of poetic group did Wordworth belong to?
the Lake Poets

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

Why is Wordsworth's sister Dorothy so important for scholars?
She wrote diaries in which she describes the Lake Poets.

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

What is also so special about Wordsworth's preface of the Lyrical Ballad?
It covers topics like deocracy, internal emotions, creative imagination and everyday events
the work is not aimed at educated elites--> ideal democracy, poetry for all social hierarchies

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

What is "Tintern Abbey" about and which role does nature play?
by Wordsworth
speaker describes the landscape of one spot he had not seen for 5 years

everyday event, speker goes for a walk together with his sister

nature as a mirrow of feelings, not only perceptions of nature but symbolic nature, natural objects are turned into poetic images

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

What kind of artificial elements did William Blake include in his works?
watercoloured images

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

What is the difference between teh Songs of Innocence and the Songs of Innocence and Experiences?
the Song of Innocence is more positive (child encounters a lamb) whereas the other work inclues wars, diseases, oppresseion, poverty..

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

How is one of Blake's works called that draws attention to the negative sides of industrialisation?
London

chimney sweeper, child labour
charter, right to eyploit land
Harlot, prostitutes
Marriage hearse
--> commercial good, commercial transactions, commercialising human relationships

BLH 7 Period of the Romantic Period

What does "The Tyger" stand for?
it questions all the horrors that are created in this world and the human imagination that is cpable of such terrible things,

destruction of guman imagination
no one can control the tyger
--> impact of French Revolution

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