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Romantic & Metaphysical Poetry

The writing of metaphysical poetry began during the –
1600s

Of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible/ abstract and theoretical reasoning
Metaphysical

To explore abstract concepts, the metaphysical poets use (2 things)
Intellect and logic

The central figure of the metaphysical movement
John Donne

Samuel Johnson criticized the metaphysical poets for –
Showing off

TS Eliot helped to restore their popularity during the – century
20th

A type of extended metaphor comparing very dissimilar things
Metaphysical conceit

The romantic period in British lit was dominated by the following 5 poets:
Wordsworth Coleridge Byron Shelly Keats

The poetry collection titled — is considered the beginning of the romantic movement in Britain
Lyrical ballads

Lyrical ballads was published in –
1798

Founding fathers of romanticism (wrote lyrical ballads)
Wordsworth and Coleridge

Values reason and common sense
Neoclassical

Addresses objective social issues
Neoclassical

Witty and satirical
Neoclassical

Values tradition and order
Neoclassical

Respects established institutions
Neoclassical

Imitates classical forms
Neoclassical

Values imagination and emotion
Romantic

Glorifies the individual
Romantic

Exalts nature
Romantic

Explores the supernatural
Romantic

Celebrates everyday life
Romantic

Lyrical and expressive
Romantic

Pre-romantics (2)
Blake and burns

Second generation romantic poets
Byron Shelly Keats

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