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First and Second Generation Romantic Poets
An overview of the differences between the first and second generation of Romantic poets.
# 124652 | 750 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Poetry)

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This paper provides a discussion of the differences that separate the first generation of Romantic poets from the second generation of Romantic poets, including examples from their works and elements of Romanticism that carry across both generations of poets.

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"In "The Norton Anthology of Literature", M. H. Abrams maintains that there are five cardinal elements of Romantic poetry, including the fact that poetry is not an imitation of nature but a representation of the poet's internal emotions. The Romantic poets were grouped into first Coleridge, Wordsworth, Blake, etc. generation, and second, Byron, Shelley, Keats, etc. generation poets. While all of the poets in both generations focused on emotion and nature in their works, there are distinct differences between the generations..."

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