Essay about 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 …show more content…
The other poem that I am going to talk about is "To Night." I have chosen this poem because it is also possible to find features of Romanticism in it. There are words like "kiss," "sea," "When I arose and saw the dawn</em> I sighed for thee," and the entire third stanza that talks about how the speaker is yarning for the Night. These words, phrases, and sentences are very sentimental and full of love and found only in romantic poems. But not only love is mentioned in "The Indian Girl's Song [The Indian Serenade]" and "To Night", in these poems also there is death. In fact, the death here even is called