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In the nineteenth century the foundation of American literature had a profound change This was called from Reason to Romance or Romanticism With many contributions of famous writers such as Irving Cooper Bryant and Poe composed the stories and poems which all of them had a great value in the American literature What is the Romanticism and how dies it effect to the American literature By taking some compositions from these writers there will be good answers for those questions According to some information in English books the critics said the name Romantic can be misleading because the Romantics do not necessarily write about the love The Romanticism can be viewed as an artistic movement or state of mind or both This movement seemed to be reaction against the dominant attitudes and approaches of the eighteenth century Unlike the eighteenth century writers who interest in reaction logic and scientific observation the Romantics stressed the examination of inner feelings emotions and the use of imagination This seemed to be the first element in Romanticism It appeals to emotion rather than reason Also the Romanticism explores the mysteries of nature and supernatural It reflects interesting in nature because the Romantics describe their story and poem about America wilderness or countryside or they depicted nature This element that the reader can recognize clearly in the compositions of these writers above The third element that the Romantics interest in unusual or ordinary Furthermore Romantics had a strong belief in democracy a deep awareness in the past Some writers explore the mysteries of nature the inner self and the relationship between the nature and human imagination Also it delved into a history of young nation or tradition of the United States This element will explain the spirit of Nationalism Using these elements discussed above this essay will parallel with two representative compositions of Washington Irving The Devil and Tom Walker and The Raven poem of Edgar Allan Poe these
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