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The Fourteen Characteristics of Romanticism 1 Medievalism - looking on the past to a simpler lifestyle the good ole days Written in the Close of Spring by Charlotte Smith 2 Orientalism - exotic locales places that everyday people would not venture Mystery - emotional stimulus 3 Primitivism - belief that man was born inherently good Noble Savage - writing by people of primitive cultures - Africa Native American Society makes them bad 4 Progress - Romantics were not against progress but feared the effects on society Man could create a better world without materialism 5 Anti-intellectualism - belief that everything is just not rational The Tables Turned by William Wordsworth 6 Sentimentalism - emotions very affected by what they see Raw formality 7 Humanitarism - believed that all men were created equal and that you should help others 8 Democracy - supporters of the French revolution until it became violent Agreed with the civil American revolution used portage to fight for reform 9 Originality - New poetic formats and genres 10 Diversity - Authors wrote books and music but did not write in one style Mastered the art of writing 11 Confessionalism - art is a confession of the inner soul Characters confess and express how they feel 12 Purgative Purpose of Art - authors believed their writings were cleansing their souls Lines Composed a Few Miles away from Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth 13 Protest and Dissent - Original Protesters ills of society and the church Not all authors of this era believed in this Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth 14 A love of the wild and picturesque - Nature is almost a character in novels Nature inspires creativity Pastoral Poesy by John Clare
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