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Romanticism and Percy Bysshe Shelley

Summary: Historically, Percy Bysshe Shelley is considered to be one of the most straightforward and drastic poets in the age of Romanticism. Also he is ranked as one of the greatest English poets of this period.
Romanticism and Percy Bysshe Shelley

The age of Romanticism covers the period between the French Revolution in 1789 and the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837. During this period of time there were produced an unexpected richness of writers, artists, and composers throughout Europe such as Goethe, Rousseau, Pushkin, Hugo, Beethoven, Schubert, and many others.

Romanticism has certain characteristics, such as emotion, imagination, introspection, our response to the natural world, and the insight of childhood, that differentiates it from the age of Enlightenment where objectivity and reason were emphasized. Three major preoccupations of Romanticism were nature, dreams, and human conditions. During this period of time there were experimentations with existing narcotics. There were some poets who wrote their best works while affected by drugs. A big emphasis was pointed to the foreign and the savage, the poor and the unlettered people. Poets felt free to express their...

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