The Romantic Age

Romanticism, in art, music, and literature, reflected the spirit of revolution that swept France,and America beginning in the latter part of the eighteenth century.  Among its characteristics were:

     1. a strong interest in nature

     2. an exaltation of imagination

     3. a protest against correctness

     4. an increase faith in the worth of the individual

Achievement in Romantic literature is most notable in the poetry of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge,  Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and John Keats.