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When discussing the slave debate during the Romantic Period in literature there is not much discussion about the women writers that are writing during this time This is because of how canonized the big six writers of the Romantic period are that inhibits the conversation between other writers of the time This paper will discuss how writers such as Yearsley Barbauld and More are in conversation with writers such as Blake that give readers a different take on how to understand the slave debate during the Romantic Era as well what they lend to the feminist movement argument at that timeThe Romantic Canon usually consists of six main poets of the time which are Blake Coleridge Wordsworth Keats Shelley and Byron They are all white males that have been so canonized that readers are easily susceptible to forget that there are other people writing at the time that are not white or a man that are probably in conversation with these six poets An article by John Haefner says But the current revisionism goes beyond simply expanding the canon We are now engaged in a fundamental re-examination of the premises of a narrow New Critical approach to British Romanticism Haefner This is saying that adding women writers into the conversation of the other mainstream Romantic writers will further enhance the knowledge we have of the Romantic era Women writers gave a different outlook on what Romanticism is that examines the ideas of the time in a way different from their male counterparts Many women writers witnessed the natural world they did not attempt to appropriate it Haefner Women gave an outlook on the world that is different from the male outlook that should be in conversation with the male outlook This will further our understanding of the Romantic era by having these two outlooks relaying the differing views of the world at that time The article further states that we limit our understanding of
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