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Who originally coined the term “Romanticism”
Friedrich von Schegel
What were the Romantic artists reaction against?
Neoclassicism’s order, control and balance
What view of the world did the Romantics view?
Why did the night appeal to the Romantics more than the day?
Why was the natural world Romantic poetry’s primary subject?
Its ability to stimulate emotions and imagination
Which wordsworth poems is considered to be the fullest statement of the Romantic imagination?
In “Tintern Abbey” why does Wordsworth believe he looks at the world differently than de did five years previously?
He now sees the connection between all things
Who was Wordsworth’s co-writer for Lyrical Ballads?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Why in Lyrical Ballads did Wordsworth chose to focus on people from “humble and rustic life”?
There were closer to nature
In Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” What dies the Mariner’s killing of the albatross represent?
An attack on nature
why did John Constable include a cathedral in so many of his paintings?
to symbolize God’s permanence in nature
why does the vase in “ode on a Grecian Urn” fascinate John Keats?
The eternal beauty of its art
Why in Constable’s paintings are humans figures usually so small?
To emphasize nature’s immensity and indifference
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Why were the Romantics so attracted to the sublime – the prospect of anything beyond the human mind to understand?
It is limitless and unbounded
Why did Romantic artists such as Thomas Cole see America as having so much potential?
Its vast tracts of wilderness
According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, what was transcendentalism’s fundamental principle?
The spirit’s oneness with nature
Why did Henry David Thoreau begin his experiment of living at Walden Pond?
To Live Simply
Which historic figure was considered the personification of the Romantic hero?
Why did the Romantics revere Prometheus?
For being a suffering but noble champion of human freedom
In a Defense of Poetry, what did Percy Shelley claim was the role of poets?
To change the world
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, why does the creature embark on a quest for revenge against Dr. Frankenstein?
For creating him from dead body parts
In Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther, why does the hero commit suicide?
For falling in love with a married woman
In Goethe’s Faust, why does the title character sell his soul to the devil?
why did Francisco Goya paint The Third of May, 1808, with such graphic reality?
To show the horrors of war
How did Herman Melville’s view of nature differ from that of other Romantics?
It was a challenge, not an inspiration
Why did Beethoven eventually view his deafness and its isolation as a positive?
It was necessary for creativity
With what great innovation did Beethoven end his Ninth Symphony?
A Vocal Chorus
What tern did Hector Berlioz give to the leading theme or melody in his symphonies?
As discussed in the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section, what might Theodore Gericault have aimed to capture in his series of portraits of the insane?
The downtrodden and forgotten
Ludwig Von Beethoven
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
The Hay Wain
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Sorrows of young Werther
The Third of May 1808
“Ode on a Grecian Urn”
Henry David Thoreau
Walden, or life in the Woods
Mary Godwin Shelley
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus