Romanticism in Art and Language
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This paper examines the Romantic movement in England, with an emphasis on the literary works of William Wordsworth and the artistic works of John Constable. Wordsworth and Constable are described as representing the Romantic movement in their response to the Industrial Revolution and their representations of the countryside and veneration of nature. Brief biographies are given for Wordsworth and Constable. Wordsworth's poem, ""Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" is analyzed and discussed in terms of his love of nature. The paper then describes in depth John Constable's life and the influences behind his works. A copy of his painting "View on the Stour" is included in the paper and is described as a good representation of his work. The paper concludes by summing up the Romantic movement as a way for people to escape the cities and return to nature.
From the Paper:"To begin to understand why Wordsworth might have gone the route of Romantic poet, one must understand his background. Wordsworth was born into a family where his father was an attorney working for Lord Lonsdale, one of the biggest landowners in the country (O'Flinn 2001). Wordsworth was raised in the largest house in Cockermouth, Cumberland. He attended St. Johns College in Cambridge and later was appointed Distributor of Stamps for Westmorland. Wordsworth would appear to have the best upbringing one could hope for, with two house servants to help him along the way. However, there was another side to the seemingly perfect life Wordsworth led."
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