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World Literature from 1660
Romanticism
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Reading Assignments
Romanticism

Pre-Romantics:
Some poets felt that too much emphasis, during the latter part of the Enlightenment, was placed on education, intellect, and social rules. They put emotion back into their work, and dealt more with individualism.
William Blake is considered to be a pre-Romantic. He wrote "The Lamb" and "The Tyger" in his Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.
His poetry often was about the mystical side of everyday existence. He believed everything had a spiritual counterpart.

Romantics focused on
Emphasis on individual liberty
Emphasis on emotion and intuition
Interest in nature
Interest in the idealized past
Interest in the macabre
Natural language
Interest in common man and country life