Coleridge was inspired by the Middle Ages and German thought, and was a reactionary Christian nationalist. Although Shelley is writing about the skylark, he expressed his personal feelings of sorrow in the poem and related them to the song of the bird. See for instance T.
A dualistic world Contrasts, dichotomies can be seen on all levels between reason and emotion, beautiful and sublime, reality and imagination. Google Scholar D. In the 18th century, romanticism is eclipsed by the Age of Enlightenment, where everything is perceived through the prism of science and reason.
The painter, the poet, the composer do not hold up a mirror to nature, however ideal, but invent; they do not imitate the doctrine of mimesisbut create not merely the means but the goals that they pursue; these goals represent the self-expression of the artist's own unique, inner vision, to set aside which in response to the demands of some "external" voice—church, state, public opinion, family friends, arbiters of taste—is an act of betrayal of what alone justifies their existence for those who are in any sense creative.
Start Your Free Trial Today The second phase of Romanticism, comprising the period from about to the s, was marked by a quickening of cultural nationalism and a new attention to national origins, as attested by the collection and imitation of native folklorefolk ballads and poetry, folk dance and music, and even previously ignored medieval and Renaissance works.
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Wordsworth and Coleridge both wrote lyrical ballads in Courtesy of the trustees of the Tate, London; photographs, G. She chooses Edgar but Heathcliff comes back rich. In Coleridge's Kubla Khanthere's a contrast between microcosm and macrocosm : the union of contraries makes a synthetic whole thanks to symbols, polysemy and allegories.