10 Moments From Romantic Poetry That’ll Make You Feel Sublime

10 Moments From Romantic Poetry That’ll Make You Feel Sublime

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The Romantic poets have a special place in every English major’s heart. John Keats was a young genius taken too early by consumption. Lord Byron was a complicated womanizer, equally disdained and adored. Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley were the young couple at the center. The old William Wordsworth cantankerously loved flowers. William Blake was off in his cottage hallucinating.   The cast of characters were eclectic, but all were unified in their deep appreciation for the sublime. The magnitude of nature, the universe, and man’s small stature in relation filled them with awe. It didn’t send them into existential …

10 Moments From Romantic Poetry That'll Make You Feel Sublime

10 Moments From Romantic Poetry That'll Make You Feel Sublime

Book Culture

The Romantic poets have a special place in every English major’s heart. John Keats was a young genius taken too early by consumption. Lord Byron was a complicated womanizer, equally disdained and adored. Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley were the young couple at the center. The old William Wordsworth cantankerously loved flowers. William Blake was off in his cottage hallucinating.   The cast of characters were eclectic, but all were unified in their deep appreciation for the sublime. The magnitude of nature, the universe, and man’s small stature in relation filled them with awe. It didn’t send them into existential …