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Romanticism vs. Modernism

Summary: A comparison of the Romantic poetry movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the Modernist poetry movement of the early twentieth century in discussion of their contexts. The comparison examines the Romantic poetry of John Keats ("Ode on a Grecian Urn") and the Modernist poetry of W.H. Auden ("Musee des Beaux Arts") and oulines what influenced Keats and Auden into writting their works.
Texts are influenced by the times in which they are written. Each text holds its own values and cultures which have naturally reflected the context in which they were created. The poems of Keats and Auden are no exception. The Romantic Era grew following the years of the Industrial Revolution and in the time when the French Revolution was a major issue in Europe. This revolution presented an attempt to overthrow a system of repression and feudal privilege and allow the common people their freedom and dignity. Keats poems reflect these ideas and "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is one such example. Auden's time was much different to Keats. The years between their times saw the acceptance of industrialisation and World Wars which resulted in wide spread displacement and unrest in most western societies. Such world events had created a sense of social isolation and acceptance of...

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