In this module you learnt:
Characteristics of Romantic Poetry
Freedom of the individual
Lyrical Ballads also became a key point for understanding Romantic Poetry
Wordsworth, along with Coleridge, announced the period as Romantic
The Prelude by Wordsworth is considered an autobiographical poem and is considered an Epic.
Nature is used specifically to educate Wordsworth.
Poet with a philosophical mind.
Known for his Opium addiction.
Kubla Kahn came to him in an 'opium dream'
Kubla Kahn reflects the nature of Romantic poetry and the relationship between mind and nature.
Helped give the concept of organic unity in poems.
Keats was trained as an apothecary surgeon but abandoned it for poetry and his lady love.
Most famous for his odes.
Shelley was born an aristocrat but was an idealistic rebel.
His poems reflect an optimism, a characteristic of Romantic poetry.
His poem 'Ode to the West Wind' addresses the wind as a symbol of revolution and change.
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