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These wars, along with the political and social turmoil that went along with them, served as the background for Romanticism. At my request, twenty individuals carefully read the manuscript before it was submitted for publication and provided useful corrections and valuable criticisms. My evaluation is based on an extensive, but by no means exhaustive, study of published sources.

He may be preoccupied with the emotions of the individual, but the very fact that they are so important to him lifts them from the level of personal experience. But not one such love-experience of our English author is there recorded in The Prelude. Wordsworth merged with his vision and entered eternity. Wordsworth also borrowed from Coleridge. He may be the poet of the ordinary and everyday, but the claims he makes for it are too odd to be sympathetic.

She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven, That slid into my soul. That between Socrates and Plato was the relationship of master to pupil, while that between Plato and Aristotle, likewise a masterpupil situation, involved fundamental disagreements. Riasanovsky, it should be stressed, is not arguing that pantheism was one of several vital ingredient of Romanticism, as several other scholars have done.

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Instead of hearing the owls, the Boy hears the waterfalls and sees the rocks and the woods and the reflection of the sky in the lake. Nor had he even reached the highest point of his creative activity, for The Prelude was yet unwritten save for the first two books, and so were all the sonnets. These artists emphasized transient and dramatic effects of light, atmosphere, and colour to portray a dynamic natural world capable of evoking awe and grandeur. The claim seems plausible, although one may think of other strong contenders, such as the equally great Russian romantic poet Tiutchev. Secondly, his entries into this world were closely connected with his creative and imaginative faculties.

Coleridge, Biographia Literaria, p. Amongst the world's Jewish community, the early Zionists considered the Bible a more suitable national epic than the Talmud. The second phase introduces a relaxation of the attention.

By him who died on cross, With his cruel bow he laid full low The harmless Albatross. His constant theme may be the mind of men, but it is conceived in terms of such grandeur that it becomes inhuman. Broader spans of development are evident in the way that Cambridge, London, and France present Wordsworth with obstacles to imagination that ultimately serve to stimulate its activity. And it is from the implications of a pantheistic vision that Wordsworth, Coleridge, and their German counterparts recoiled in the opening years of the nineteenth century.

The process, it will be noted, falls into three phases. Rather than pick at the details of texts, the author effectively constructs his interpretation from an analysis of their larger structures and a nuanced reading of their larger meanings. Unlike Wordsworth, he had none of the imposing self-assurance and grandeur of his friend.

Ideally there were three lectures, which now comprise three chapters. Under the influence of romantic nationalism, among economic and political forces, both Germany and Italy found political unity, and movements to create nations similarly based upon ethnic groups. His experience with each of these places begins in a mood that is attentive though light-hearted, even fanciful, but it soon shifts into the second stage, which.

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