romanticism and classicism

  • Romantic ageSummary and themes of “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”

    Summary and themes of “Hymn to Intellectual beauty ”

    Introduction:  Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote Hymn to Intellectual Beauty while sailing around Lake Geneva with Lord Byron in June 1816. The magnificence of the lake and the Swiss Alps is responsible for Shelley elevating “Intellectual Beauty” to the universe’s dominating principle. The basic idea of “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” is that there is a spiritual power separate from both the…

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  • William WordsworthCritical appreciation of “The Thorn” by William Wordsworth

    Critical appreciation of “The Thorn” by Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth composed the poem “The Thorn,” which was released in 1978. The poem was a component of a book of poetry. In “The Thorn,” a woman’s struggle to live with her immense loss and grief is depicted. Style The Thorn Genre Lyrical ballads are a genre, as is Romantic poetry. Tone  The tune has a very meditative tone, but it has a peculiarly mournful and gothic feel to it. The atmosphere is generally alternately depressing and suspenseful. Speaker or Narrator A first-person speaker who…

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