The Romantic Dichotomy
The romantic principle asserts that form is an organic event, proceeding from the intuitive experience of the artist
(Herbert Read, The True Voice of Feeling, 1953)
For the Romantics … belief in the imagination was part of the contemporary belief in the individual self
(Maurice Bowra, The Romantic Imagination, 1950)
The whole nature of ‘romanticism’ itself was determined by a stress on the individuality, the uniqueness, of an individual poet himself. (W. W. Robson, Critical Essays, 1967)
KeywordsGreen Star English Poetry Romantic Poet Intuitive Experience Romantic Imagination
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