American Romanticism. Early 1800’s to 1850. Before we look at what Romanticism IS, we have to think about what it IS NOT!. Despite the name of the literary period, Romanticism does not deal with sappy love stories.
Early 1800’s to 1850
THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF LITERATURE THAT WE ARE GOING TO STUDY. THIS IS THE KIND OF BOOK YOUR GRANDMA READS AT THE BEACH!