romanticism Essay

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     As a result of the American revolution the literature during the ninghteen century changed to fiction. The Romanticism was a period in which authors left classicism, age of reason, in the old world and started to offered imagination, emotions and a new literature that toward nature, humanity and society to espouse freedom and individualism. The main characteristics or Romanticism movements are: an emphasis on imagination as a key to revealing the innermost depths of the human spirit, the celebration of the beauty and mystery of nature, and a fascination with the supernatural and gothic.

     Washington Irving was a very important author
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This is a beautiful poem because with the characteristic of celebration of beauty and mystery of nature it shows how beautiful nature is and if someday someone feel sad and that person goes to nature that t will help it to feel better. In fact there’s also a moment in life when we are all going to die and we will become part of earth. On the other hand some people are afraid to death, but it tries to explain to those who have those thoughts that when you die, you reborn, and all the beauties of nature of nature like rivers, flowers, mountains will be the decorations of our tomb. “ Old oceans gray and melancholy waste are but great tomb of man…” ( Bryant, 130)

     Similarly to the other two authors just mentioned, Edgar Allan Poe was known as “The most American genius” and also as a mere “jingle man”. He believed that beauty was the essence of the poem and his work was always been characterized for having hunting, musical quality and a melancholy tone. A very important work he did was “ The House of the fall of Usher” which characterizes the fascination with the supernatural and the gothic. Equally important there were three symbols that played a very important role in this play; the candle, the fissure and the vegetation. The candle symbolizes their life because when one of the light of the candles turn off was because one of the was going to die; the fissure symbolizes the weakness of the Ushers family; and at the same time the vegetation

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