poem index



Romantic poets cultivated individualism, reverence for the natural world, idealism, physical and emotional passion, and an interest in the mystic and supernatural. They set themselves in opposition to the order and rationality of classical and neoclassical artistic precepts to embrace freedom and revolution in their art and politics.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861 Romanticism
William Blake 1757-1827 Romanticism
John Ashbery 1927- Romanticism, New York School
Léonie Adams 1899-1988 Romanticism, Metaphysical Poet