"Account for the rise of lyric in the romantic period"
SUZAN HADDAD Account for the Rise of Lyric in the Romantic Period. Refer to Wordsworth and Byron. Romanticism was a reaction against the sole reign of reason for explaining human experiences. The romantics insisted on seeing by means of the heart into the life of things. Wordsworth defined poetry as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it is Good the internal made external. Being concerned about feelings and the “I”, the lyric flourished much in the Romantic poetry. In the Romantic lyric, the “I” often is not a conventionally typical lyric speaker, such as the Petrarchan lover a cavalier gallant, but has recognizable characteristics of the poet in his own person and circumstances. Wordsworth was one of the most famous Romantic poets who repeatedly described poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of feelings recollected in tranquility”. In Good his lyric “My Heart Leaps up”, Wordsworth exhibits very joyful feelings upon seeing a rainbow. He has a bond with nature since he was a child and continues up till now that he is a man. This bond brings him delight and if in the future he loses this feeling, he prefers to die. This shows the importance of feelings to the Romantic poets. “I Wandered Lonely Give more as a Cloud” is another lyric by Wordsworth in which he describes nature extensively in details about the first three stanzas. However this description is not for its own sake; in the last stanza the poem + Quotes he expresses his feelings upon recalling that scene. He is excited again upon the absent view and his heart is filled with pleasure: “And dances with the daffodils”. Lord Byron, another Romantic poet, expresses much feeling in his poetry. In the lyric “She Walks in Beauty”, the speaker has a deep feeling of admiration. He admires 15+ her looks which he compares to all that is charming and glamorous in the night. He also 20 admires her mind which is “at peace with all below”, and her heart “whose love as Good innocent”. Hence, the elements of nature in the night are used for expressing the admiration feelings of the speaker for the lady’s beauty. “When we two parted” expresses deep feelings of sorrow upon parting of the two lovers. In each stanza there is manifestation of grief. Stanza 1 shows his bitter feelings “Truly that how foretold sorrow for this”. In the second stanza, “It felt like the warning of what I feel now”. Hence, not only the meaning but also the choice of words expresses feelings. He even anticipates that “long, long shall I rue thee”. Even, if he meets her later in life, he will feel love and sorrow for the lost love: “How shall I greet thee with silence and tears”. In this lyric, Lord Byron was straight to the expressing of his feelings without referring to nature to reach his ends. In the lyrics the inner feelings of the author are expressed and external objects are Good only used after they have been irradiated by the author’s feelings, or used to explain the feelings that are inside to the external.