Exploration of Romanticism in Poetry Essay

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Exploration of Romanticism in Poetry The poems I will be describing date back to the Romanticism period of time. The word "romanticism" originally originates from the Romans. This era started in 1780AD. Previous to this period of time, there was an era of science and fact. This was known as the era of enlightenment. This is the purpose of the romantic era, which still exists today. It was to acquire an escape from the science and realistic way of life. There are many different well known poets of this era. For example there is John Keats, William Blake, William Wordsworth and many more. These poets all had romanticism exposed in a variety of ways. As well as the traditional sense of love, there are…show more content…
The tiger's power is fatally dangerous and here the poet is saying that God has created such a powerful beast and to represent his power, the tiger may be another form of God. Transcendence is represented by "wings". The wings symbolise the uplifting that God can generate. The poet goes on to another romantic aspect. This aspect being cosmic. "When the stars threw down their spears and water'd heaven with their tears" he mentions stars with "spears" which is a form of personification, which draws a picture of stars shining brightly, almost as if they are throwing down the rays of light. there is also a comparison with "tears" and "heavens". This is an affective compassion because heaven is usually associated with pure souls and is also a religious aspect, however is said to be "water'd" by tears. This seems to be affective to the reader as although the poet is talking about tears, it still feels tranquil. The poem concludes with a repetition which is another reference to God and religion, and also a reference to the tigers beauty. The second poem that I will analyse is called "So We'll Go No More A - Roving" by George Byron. George Byron was also well known as Lord Byron. Lord Byron was born in 1788 and died in the year 1824. This poem describes a special bond between a couple in love. It is all about affection and ones love for another. The title means that they have to stop and
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