Romanticism in Literature: Definition & Characteristics


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The Romantic Movement in Literature took place over which centuries?

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1. The age of Romanticism in literature was partly a reaction against the _____

2. One characteristic of Romanticism in Literature is the breaking of convention. What is an example of this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When studying the history of Western literature, it's a good idea to make sure that you understand the different eras and literary movements that helped define literature in the West. The questions you can find in this online quiz and worksheet will specifically test your understanding of the characteristics of Romantic literature. Each of these questions will go over famous Romantic authors, literary characteristics and notable works from this literary period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can answer these questions to see what you know about:

  • The history of the Romantic movement
  • Origins of Romantic literature
  • Examples of breaking literary conventions
  • Notable examples of Romantic poetry
  • The sublime and Romantic literature

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the main characteristics of Romantic literature
  • Reading comprehension - see if you understand everything that you read about the history, origins and major authors of Romantic literature in the related lesson
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of Romantic literature to identify specific examples of the genre based on information given in the questions

Additional Learning

Get more facts about Romantic literature by reading the associated lesson called Romanticism in Literature: Definition & Characteristics. This lesson is a great way to learn about:

  • The Age of Romanticism
  • Conventions of Romantic literature
  • Themes of rebellion
  • Representations of the natural world