Romanticism is a literary and artistic movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that placed value on emotion or imagination over reason, on the imagination over society. Some sources say Romanticism started in reaction to neo-classicism, or the Enlightenment. The most important result of romanticism was the emphasis laid upon the supernatural. Some writers during this time period were Mary Shelley with Frankenstein,
Edgar Allen Poe with various poems and selections, such as The Raven,
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historical references into a new age where it becomes common to speak of "nothing." In William
Wordsworth's "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge," there is no deeper meaning to be grasped
other than the beauty of the day's dawning. The speaker's view of the morning and its "majesty"
and the "calm" that comes over the speaker are central ideas in the poem (ll. 3, 11). In this sonnet,
it is again apparent how influential and prevalent nature is.