The Romantic Movement in Art and Literature Web Quest

The Romantic Movement in Art and Literature Web Quest
1. In your own words define “Romanticism” (the literary sense please!).
-A period that celebrated emotions, nature, and individuality in society.
2. What are the 5 “I”s of romanticism?
-Inner Experience
3. How did British Romantic poet William Wordsworth describe poetry?
- That it’s materials are to be found in every subject which can interest the human mind. The
evidence of this fact is to be sought, not in the writings of Critics, but in those of Poets themselves.
4. What book is considered the beginning of literary romanticism?
-Lyrical Ballads (1798)
5. Who were this book’s authors?
-William Wordsworth
and Samuel Coleridge
7. List three ways in which the Neo classical movement in the arts differs from the
-Based on classical greek and Roman Art
-Human face showed little emotion
- displayed heroisim in scenes from ancient history
- human figures were idealized, and clothed in togas, or formal, elegant clothing
- brush strokes were smooth, and barely visible
8. List two Transcendentalist writers of 19 th century America.
-Emerson and Thoreau
10. Name one work by each author.
-Self Reliance
-Civil Disobedience
11. What or who are the “Knickerbockers”?
-Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and William Cullen Bryant
-Called Knickerbocker Group—Literary Magazine
-Rip Van Winkle
-Last of the Mohicans
12. What famous stories did Washington Irving write?
-Rip Van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow
14. In what ways does Edgar Allan Poe fit the description of a Romantic writer (list two)?
-Individual prone to sin/self-destruction
-Nature reveals truth of man
15. List 2 famous works by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
-Scarlet Letter, House of Seven Gables
16. What is Herman Melville’s most famous work? In one line, what is it about?
-Moby Dick… Hunting a Whale
17. What is the famous first line of this book?
Call me Ishmael.