London – Romantic Poetry Revision

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London was written by William Blake in 1794

ROMANTIC CONCERNS

  • Sadness opposed from institutions such as the Church and the Palace (government)
  • Cities (a lack of wild nature)
  • Awareness of thought by an omniscient poetic voice
  • Conflict between the idea of an individual and collective society

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Fare Thee Well – Romantic Poetry Revision

Image: Ada Lovelace© Biography

Fare Thee Well was written by Lord Byron in 1816

ROMANTIC CONCERNS

  • Spontaneity in thought and action and in the expression of thought
  • Emotional responses valued above rational ones
  • Interest in states of innocence, especially childhood
  • Experiments in forms and language used for poetry

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