Light Romanticism. 1800-1860. Big Ideas of Romanticism. source: Skipp , Francis in American Literature. Key Characteristics. Prefers natural over artificial State of nature rather than civilization Truth comes from imagination and beauty Feeling over reason/logic
source: Skipp, Francis in American Literature
Source The Deerslayer N. C. Wyeth
James D. Hart, The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 6th ed. (572).