Individualism, reverence for nature, exoticism and an emphasis on intuition over reason are all elements of Romantic poetry. Some poets whose work embodies these traits are William Wordsworth, William Blake, Samuel Taylo... More »

Geoffrey Chaucer became known as the "Father of English Poetry" (or literature), primarily due to his groundbreaking work "The Canterbury Tales," which included a number of forms that went on to shape the English languag... More »

Romantic poetry was written during the Romantic literary movement, which emphasized emotion, nature and individuality. This movement was most powerful at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. More »

Romantic poetry emphasizes natural, emotional and personal themes, it values intuition over reason, and it idealizes country life. Romantic poets preferred writing in colloquial language rather than the consciously poeti... More »

Romantic poetry focuses on imagination, appreciation of nature, emotion, individuality and passion. Two of the most notable poets of the Romantic era are John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. More »

Litotes are rhetorical figures of speech used in poetry and prose in which emphasis is gained by understated negation. The phrase, "He's not a rocket scientist," could be considered an example. More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

Romantic poetry generally refers to an overall approach to poetry, with Wordsworth and Blake as part of the movement and the most notable characteristics being an interest in the natural world, the human spirit, the fant... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry