Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works


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One of the biggest difference between poetry themes from The Age of Enlightenment and the Romantic period is that the Enlightenment focused on _____ and the Romantics focused on _____.

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1. Which two poets are credited with launching the Romantic poetry movement in England?

2. What historical event was one of the main sparks for the birth of Romantic poetry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

True to its name, Romantic poetry puts a lot more focus on emotions and feelings than poems had in previous movements. In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall major themes and poets in the Romanticism movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is for you to test your knowledge of:

  • The themes of Romantic poetry
  • Poets who were part of the Romanticism movement
  • Poets who helped launch the Romantic poetry movement in England
  • Historical events that inspired the Romanticism movement
  • Poets who were in the second generation of English Romanticism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information found in the Romantic poetry lesson
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about famous Romantic poets
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to accurately answer questions about what led to the rise of Romantic poetry

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn more about Romanticism, watch the lesson called Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works, which covers the following objectives:

  • Know where and when the romanticism period started
  • Understand what the Romantics wanted to do with poetry
  • Review examples of major poets and poems in the Romantic movement