Slides in English Romanticism
The answers to life’s most puzzling questions can be found through discussions with a simple person who lives in the country close to nature—not with a sophisticated, well-educated person from the city.
The use of one’s imagination is more important than rational thought.
Subjectivity is more important than objectivity.
Knowledge is gained through gut reactions and subjective hunches rather than level-headed, objective, deductive thought.
Nature is more important than art.
Experimental trial and error is a better process than the conventional
The answer to life’s most puzzling questions can be found through a
connection with nature.
Poetry should be spontaneous and full of emotion, not planned and straightforward.
“Dare to be” is a better battle-cry than “dare to know.”
Sensitivity, feelings, and spontaneity are more important than intellectualism.
"the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings"
It is from an introduction William Wordsworth wrote for a book of poems titled _Lyrical Ballads_. The book, published in 1802, contains poems written by Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, and is considered by many to be the beginning of the Romantic Movement in literature.
Complete the Artwork Explication for homework & do the interactive website posted on classroom.