A Romantic View of Poetry

A Romantic View of Poetry

Then there are two main facts that stand side by side in the poet's consciousness. One is his sufferings and the other is his poetic creation. ... The worst of it all is that one's sentimental nature becomes 80 A ROMANTIC VIEW OF POETRY.

Author: Joseph Warren Beach

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816659567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 133

View: 532

A Romantic View of Poetry was first published in 1944. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Poetry is of the very essence of living. In this belief Joseph Warren Beach discusses the ways in which poet and reader create and live "a being more intense" and thereby fulfill the function of poetry. "Wherever there is life," says Beach, "there poetry is present potentially and in its rudiments . . . and poetry, as I conceive it, is the sovereign means we have of realizing the satisfaction which we take in living." Against the background of the Romantic School, he develops a pattern for the understanding of poetry that applies to all schools and to all readers. Poetry of realization and release cannot be circumscribed. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley stand here as examples of the poetic artist. And every person who responds to the work of the poet shares with him the imaginative stimulus of poetic creation. A Romantic View of Poetry consists of a series of lectures delivered by Mr. Beach at the Johns Hopkins University in 1941 on the Percy Turnball Memorial Foundation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Towards a Romantic Conception of Nature Coleridge s Poetry up to 1803

Towards a Romantic Conception of Nature  Coleridge s Poetry up to 1803

This study describes in detail the development of Coleridge’s attitude to nature as it is reflected in his poetry.

Author: H.R. Rookmaaker

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027279897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 383

This study describes in detail the development of Coleridge’s attitude to nature as it is reflected in his poetry. It analyses the different stages of Coleridge’s search for a meaningful relation to nature from an uncritical adoption of the eighteenth century conventions in his early poetry to a projectionist view in his poems of 1802. It offers challenging new readings of some of Coleridge’s major poems like ‘The Ancient Mariner’ and ‘Dejection: an Ode’, and tries to rehabilitate some minor ones, like ‘The Picture’. Attention is also paid to his relation with Wordsworth. It discusses in detail the philosophical background of Coleridge’s views and considers the contribution of German thought to his development. As a whole this study affords a new insight into the genesis of romanticism in England.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A romantic view of poetry

A romantic view of poetry

Author: Joseph Warren Beach

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1031600407

Category: English poetry

Page: 133

View: 427

Categories: English poetry

English Romantic Poetry

English Romantic Poetry

“The concept of organism is the key to the Romantic view of the world,” said Oskar Walzel in 1923. On the other hand, James Engell in 1981 defined “the concept of the imagination” as “the quintessence of Romanticism.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438114958

Category: English poetry

Page: 414

View: 698

Examines the Romantic period in poetry that includes the works of Byron, Shelley, Keats and others.
Categories: English poetry

Identity and Society in American Poetry

Identity and Society in American Poetry

This book is a valuable source for scholars with an interest in Emerson and Pound Studies, the intellectual traditions leading to Modernism, and the Objectivist and Black Mountain schools of American poetry.

Author: Robin Mookerjee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076172363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 747

This new study of American poetry views the poetics of Ezra Pound and his avant-garde followers in an entirely new light. Both Romanticism and Modernism have variously been seen as revolutionary or retrograde, narcissistic or self-abnegating. This interdisciplinary work looks past distinctions between schools and styles to reveal an unexpected link between poets' spiritual aspirations, formal experiments, and political convictions. Along the way, it sheds light on the complex relationship between art and society. Beginning with a fresh reading of Emerson's elusive philosophy, the author identifies the tension between Romanticism and Liberalism as a source of Modernist poetics. Critics have dissected the eccentric forms of avant-garde American poetry but have never adequately explained its scrupulous avoidance of abstraction and elimination of the poet from the poem. Drawing extensively on classic and contemporary theory, this book reveals postwar poetics, particularly the epics Paterson and The Maximus Poems, as the fulfillment of a longstanding Romantic social vision, one which seeks to invest Liberal social structures with a transcendental core. This book is a valuable source for scholars with an interest in Emerson and Pound Studies, the intellectual traditions leading to Modernism, and the Objectivist and Black Mountain schools of American poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Politics in English Romantic Poetry

Politics in English Romantic Poetry

Author: Carl Woodring

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015002350638

Category: English poetry

Page: 385

View: 140

Categories: English poetry

The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry

The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry

“Sixth Anniversary Discourse” (1790) and “On the Mystical Poetry of the Persians and Hindus” (1792) expand upon what would later become an essentially Romantic view of poetry as resulting from mystical experience.

Author: Joseph Black

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770485792

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1000

View: 952

Intended for courses with a major focus on poetry during the Romantic period, this volume includes all the poetry selections from Volume 4 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, along with a number of works newly edited for this volume. The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry maintains the Broadview Anthology of British Literature’s characteristic balance of canonical favorites and lesser-known gems, featuring a breadth of poetry from William Blake to Phillis Wheatley, from Ebenezer Elliott to Felicia Hemans. To give a sense of the full sweep of the Romantic period, the anthology incorporates important early figures from William Collins to Phillis Wheatley, as well as works by Victorians—such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson—for whom Romanticism was a formative force. “Contexts” sections provide valuable background on cultural matters such as “The Natural and the Sublime” and “The Abolition of Slavery,” while the companion website offers a wealth of additional resources and primary works. Longer works newly prepared for the bound book include Byron’s Manfred and The Giaour, Keats’s Hyperion, and substantial selections from Wordsworth’s fourteen-book Prelude; authors newly added for this volume include Hannah Cowley, Hannah More, Ann Yearsley, Robert Southey, and Thomas Moore.
Categories: Literary Collections

Romantic Theatricality

Romantic Theatricality

Pascoe adduces the theatrical posturing of the Della Cruscan poets, the staginess of the Marie Antoinette depicted in women's poetry, and the histrionic maneuverings of participants in the 1794 treason trials.

Author: Judith Pascoe

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801433045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 531

Pascoe adduces the theatrical posturing of the Della Cruscan poets, the staginess of the Marie Antoinette depicted in women's poetry, and the histrionic maneuverings of participants in the 1794 treason trials. Such public events as the trials also linked the newly powerful role of female theatrical spectator to that of political spectator. New forms of self-representation and dramatization arose as a result of that synthesis.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Romanticism and the Self conscious Poem

Romanticism and the Self conscious Poem

This book explores the self-conscious poem - that is, a poem concerned with poetry that displays awareness of itself as poetry - in the work of the major Romantic poets, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015040571187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 800

This book explores the self-conscious poem - that is, a poem concerned with poetry that displays awareness of itself as poetry - in the work of the major Romantic poets, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Michael O'Neill's readings freshly illuminate the imaginative distinction of many famous and often-studied poems, and revalue less regarded works. An extended coda looks at some post-Romantic poets, particularly Yeats, Stevens, Auden, and Clampitt, in the light of the book's central theme.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Romantic Fragment Poem

The Romantic Fragment Poem

Romantic Fragment Poem: A Critique of a Form

Author: Marjorie Levinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013105054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 958

Romantic Fragment Poem: A Critique of a Form
Categories: Literary Criticism