An Outline of Trends in Preromanticism through Romanticism



Key Terms in Romanticism:

Organicism, subjective, emotion, intuition, self, ruins, mountains, crags, vistas, conversation in poetry, lyric, ode, lamp, energy, tragedies, Plato vitalism, memory, darkness, caves, action, demythologized universe, psychological, childhood, yearning, striving, sublime, desire, guilt and remorse, rebellion, futurity, symbolism, Negative Capability,

Key terms in Neo-Classical

Deism, objectivity, general mechanistic, rational, epic, satire, mirror, logic, thought (reason), aristocracy, tabula rasa, Rules and reguations, society, wit, comedies.


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