Category Archives: Jessica Crissler

British Romanticism vs. German Romanticism

While our class is concerned primarily with British Romantic writers, I think it is important to note that the British conception of Romanticism is not the only conception of this movement, and there are, in fact, some big differences between … Continue reading

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Anna Laetitia Barbauld

“A Summer Evening’s Meditation:” A Precursor to the Structure of the Greater Romantic Lyric Anna Laetitia Barbauld was born in YEAR to dissenting schoolmasters. Her parents were Protestants dissenting from the Anglican Church and its rituals. Barbauld herself was against organized … Continue reading

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Wordsworth & Coleridge: Meter and Language in Lyrical Ballads

After first reading Lyrical Ballads, I wanted to have a better understanding of the collaborative relationship between William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge so as to better understand Lyrical Ballads and its creators. My research led me down an interesting path. I began … Continue reading

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William Jones and Principles of Romanticism

In his essay, “On the Poetry of Eastern Nations,” William Jones outlines several of the basic characteristics that came to be associated with the Romantics in the 18th century. In his discussion of the poetry produced by Eastern peoples, he … Continue reading

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Keats and Negative Capability

Thoughts on Keats’ Letters and Negative Capability: “In passing however I must say of one thing that has pressed upon me lately and increased my Humility and capability of submission and that is this truth – [Women] of Genius are … Continue reading

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