Romanticism

By: Emily Shultz

What is Romanticism?

ROMANTICISM a revolt against Rationalism that affected literature and the other arts,

beginning in the late eighteenth century and remaining strong throughout most of the

nineteenth century.



Romanticism An artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe in the late 18th century and characterized by a heightened interest in nature, emphasis on the individual's expression of emotion and imagination, departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism, and rebellion against established social rules and conventions.

Romanticism Era Included...

  • Poetry
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Etc.

Which is NOT from the romantic era?

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Examples of Romanticism

Literature Examples!


  1. The primary concepts explored during the Romantic Period included nature, myth, emotion, symbols, and ideas about the self and individualism.
  2. Some examples of romanticism include:
  3. The publication "Lyrical Ballads" by Wordsworth and Coleridge
  4. The composition "Hymns to the Night" by Novalis
  5. Poetry by William Blake
  6. Casper David Friedrich's paintings: Morning in the Riesengebirge, Monastery Graveyard in the Snow, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Solitary Tree, Eldena Ruin, Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon
  7. Poetry by Robert Burns
  8. Rousseau's philosophical writings
  9. Joseph Mallord William Turner's paintings: Dido Building Carthage of The Rise of the Carthaginian Empire, Staffa, Fingal's Cave, The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, The Grand Canal, Rain, Steam and Speed
  10. "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman
  11. Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9"
  12. Jacques Louis David's paintings: Bonaparte Crossing the Alps, Cupid and Psyche
  13. Franz Schubert's "Symphony No. 5 in Flat B Major"
  14. John Constable's paintings: The Hay-Wain, The Leaping Horse
  15. Hector Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique"
  16. Chopin's "Waltz in D Flat"
  17. Eugene Delacroix's paintings: Dante and Virgil in Hell, Massacre at Chios, the Death of Sardanapalus, Liberty Guiding the People
  18. Verdi's "Rigoletto (Act III) La donna e mobile"
  19. The poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  20. The written works of William Wordsworth
  21. Poetry by Mary Tighe
  22. Philipp Otto Runge's painting The Morning
  23. Henry Wallis' "The Death of Chatterton"
  24. Novels by Johann Wolfgang von Goethre
  25. Works by German romantic writers such as Ludwicg Tieck, Heinrich von Kleist, Friedrich Holderlin, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Clemens Brentano, Achim von Arnim
  26. "Der Sandmann" by E.T.A. Hoffmann
  27. "Das Marmorbild" by Joseph Freiher von Eichendorff
  28. A collection of folktales titled "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
  29. "Grimms' Fairy Tales" by the Brothers grimm
  30. Hans Christian Andersen's folk tales
  31. Mythology written by Jacob Grimm
  32. Poets such as John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley,William Black and John Clare
  33. "Rene," a novella by Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand
  34. Classics such as "The Three Musketeers," "The Count of Monte Cristo," and "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame"
  35. Poetry by Alfred de Musst, alphone de Lamartine, Gerard de Nerval, and Theophile Gautier
  36. George Sands novels and criticisms
  37. Novels by Stendhal such as "The Red and the Black" and "The Charterhouse of Parma"
  38. Written work by Konstantin Batyuskov, Vasily Zhukovsky, Nikolay Karamzin, Alexander Pushkin, Michael Lermontov, Eugene Onegin, Ruslan and Ludmila, Fyodor Tyutchev, Yevgeny Baratynsky, Anton Delvig, and Wilhelm Kuchelbecker
  39. Polish poetry by Zygmunt Krasinsi, Juliusz Slowacki and Adam Mickiewicz
  40. Spanish poetry by Mariano Jose de Larra and Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  41. "Don Juan Tenorio" by Jose Zorrilla
  42. "Folhas Caidas" by Almeida Garett

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