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Posts tagged "Romanticism in Poems"

Analysis of “The Mask of Anarchy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley : The Meaning and Function of the Grotesque

In the poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley as a response to the 1819 Peterloo Massacre “The Mask of Anarchy,” the grotesque is used as both a narrative and emotional tool as well as an effective means to convey the  →

Analysis and Summary of “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau

In his essay “Civil Disobedience,” Henry David Thoreau opens by saying,  “I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’” (  ), and then clarifies that his true belief is “‘That government is best which governs not  →

Analysis of Themes in the Poems of W.B. Yeats : “Sailing to Byzantium,” “Among Schoolchildren,” and “The Circus Animal’s Desertion”

Although there are several allusions to it made by several scholars within the vast library of biographical works regarding William Butler Yeats, the poet’s intense fear and disdain of aging and death can be discerned with even the most cursory  →

Overview of Romanticism in Literature

In the most basic sense, Romanticism, which is loosely identified as spanning the years of 1783-1830,1 2 can be distinguished from the preceding period called the Enlightenment by observing that the one elevated the role of spirit, soul, instinct, and emotion, while the other  →

Elements of Romanticism in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Many of the main ideas behind the literary movement of Romanticism can be seen inFrankenstein by Mary Shelley. Although the dark motifs of her most remembered work, Frankenstein may not seem to conform to the brighter tones and subjects of the poems of her husband Percy  →

Poem Analysis of “Fra Lippo Lippi” by Robert Browning: The Theme & Meaning of Celibacy

Throughout the poem, “Fra Lippo Lippi” Browning seems to be engaging in a dialogue with the Church regarding celibacy—both in the artistic and sexual sense. The feelings of the poem’s narrator can easily be seen as Browning’s own critique and  →

Tensions Between East & West in Bram Stoke’s Dracula

Other essays and articles in the Literature Archive related to this topic include :  Elements of Romanticism in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley   •     Overview of Romanticism in Literature   •    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Morality Without God   •     Romanticism in Poems by Wordsworth and Coleridge  Bram Stoker’s  →