Romanticism : Romanticism And Romanticism

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Throughout history, there have been many literary movements. Although Romanticism and Modernism differ in their styles, values, and ideology, they were both important periods in literature.
Romanticism was a literary movement during the late 18th century until the early 19th century that had an emphasis on the imagination and emotions. The movement moved through every country in Europe, Latin America, and the United States from approximately 1750 to 1870. However, France did not see the movement until the 1820’s. Romanticism was basically a rebellion against Classicism, due to the specific rules and laws, and Neoclassicism. It was mainly a response to rationalism and materialism.
The Romantic Movement had several characteristics. It was primarily about the individual and the imagination. During this period, imagination and emotion were believed to be more important than thinking about something in a logical way. The imagination was used as a way to enter an experience beyond the normal range of human experience. This movement also emphasized a love of nature, an appreciation for primitivism, and valued the common, natural man. Romantics believed country life was superior to urban areas, because they thought that urbanization was the cause of problems within society. They were interested in medieval history, the exotic, and the supernatural. They also felt attracted to revolutions, especially if they were related to individualism, rights of the people, and freedom from…

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