Romanticism and Realism

Humanities

Romanticism Definition

Copy this definition on to a sheet of notebook paper titled Romanticism:

"Romanticism is an attitude more than a style, but it depends on a growing trust in subjective experience, particularly in the emotions and feelings of individuals. The Romantics had a love for anything that elicits such feelings: the fantastic world of dreams, the exotic world of the Orient, the beauty of nature..."

Citation: Benton, Janetta Rebold, and Robert DiYanni. Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities. Third ed. Vol. Comb. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008. Print.

Lang Lang

The Chopin Album by Lang Lang

Waltz

Practice waltzing according to the directions you are given for 10 minutes. Then write five sentences on your paper that explain how you feel about waltzing and what emotions you expect people during the 1800's would have experienced about waltzing.

William Blake - "The Lamb" and "The Tyger"

Read both poems. Answer these questions on your paper:

1. What is "The Lamb" about?

2. Write two emotions you feel are portrayed in "The Lamb" and write the line number(s) you feel support the emotions you have chosen.

3. What is "The Tyger" about?

4. Write two emotions you feel are portrayed in "The Tyger" and write the line number(s) you feel support the emotions you have chosen.