• Return to nature.

  • Imagination and human emotions are celebrated.

  • Imagination over reason; intuition over fact.

  • Often set in a distant, historic, or exotic past.

  • The importance of the individual.

  • Supports the ideals of democracy, republicanism, human equality, and freedom.

  • Typically includes the supernatural, and a focus on human psychology.

  • Focus on inner feelings.


Emily Dickinson

Victor Hugo

Washington Irving

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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