Romanticism

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romanticism



“ Bells bells bells bells bells bells bells” this quote from Edgar Allen
Poes’ The Bells, is one poem that had great influence on early 19th century
literature. During the early 1800’s , writers Poe, Irving, and Cooper display
characteristics of Romantic writers.


Cooper diplays characters with honest expression to their feelings. This appeal to emotion
rather then reason is one characteristic of Romanticism. “Deerslayer raised the
Indian in his arms, and carried him to the lake…..and took the head of his wounded
adversary in his own lap, and endeavored to sooth his anguish in the best manner he
could”. This appeal to emotion rather then reason is one characteristic of
Romanticism. Another is Coopers interest in nature, he describes the beauties of the
American wilderness “It was already quiet near the point. He was entirely on his own
resources, and was cheered by no friendly eye, emboldened by no encouraging voice”.


Another important influential writer of the early 1800’s is Irving. His essay Early
Life In Manhattan shows an interest in the unusual. Romantic writers were always persuing
the strange and out-of-the-way, seldom did they write on the average and the ordinary. As
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