Romanticism in Poetry: Definition & Characteristics


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Why did Romantic poets use simple, plain language instead of heightened vocabulary?

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1. What element was used commonly in Romantic poetry that criticized social issues?

2. Why were children used in Romantic poetry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you are looking at the characteristics of Romanticism in poetry. You can find questions on the reason for using simple, plain language in Romantic poetry, along with the definition of Romanticism as it applies to poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect to see these questions appearing on the quiz:

  • An element that criticized social issues
  • Why children were used in Romantic poetry
  • Romantic poetry as a response to a movement
  • The definition of Romantic poetry

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key terms - ensure that you know the definition of Romanticism in the context of poetry
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about children in Romantic poetry
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about social issue criticism

Additional Learning

To learn more, open the lesson titled Romanticism in Poetry: Definition & Characteristics. Using it, you can check out extra information about the following:

  • William Blake
  • Religion
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge