Definitions for "Romanticism"
A fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities; specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic effects; -- applied to the productions of a school of writers who sought to revive certain medi?val forms and methods in opposition to the so-called classical style.
a literary movement in late 18th- and early 19th-century England and Europe that rejected Enlightenment rationalism and advocated transcendence through imagination and ecstatic experiences. Note: Romanticism is associated with the French Revolution and the initial acceptance of democratic ideals. It also cultivates a nostalgia for the Middle Ages and turns increasingly toward religion and conservative traditions.
an artistic style initiated in early 19th century Europe as a reaction against the detached and formal emphases of the neoclassicism of the time. It is characterized by a freer, more expressive use of media to depict highly dramatic, mysterious and exotic themes.
an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
a portrayal of life as the writer wishes it could be--more adventurous, fantastic, and picturesque.
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Rondelle Rookwood
impractical romantic ideals and attitudes
the exultation of feeling above intellect, or of hope above knowledge.
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The period c. 1825-1900.