Romanticism Web Quest. A search for meaning in our lives……. Instructions. You must answer each question in complete sentences. You must use your own words and may not copy directly from the source. Any attempt to copy from another student will result in loss of credit.
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A search for meaning in our lives……
Question 1: What were some of the main beliefs of the writers, artists and thinkers of the Romantic Age? List and explain 8 that you find most interesting.
Question 2: In your own words, write a list of 10-12 of the most significant differences between the two periods. Be sure to look up any words that you do not understand. (Make two columns. “Age of Enlightenment” and “Romantic Age.” You may use phrases instead of complete sentences for this question.)
Age of Enlightenment Romantic Age
--People care more --People care more about
about logic and reason emotions and feelings than
than they do about they do about logic and reason
emotions and feelings.
Scroll down to “American Romanticism” for this link.
Question 3—Who were the most famous American Romantic Era writers? Find three American Romantic writers and for each writer describe/summarize his/her style and main contributions in 3-5 sentences.
Question 4--What were some of the major characteristics of Romantic paintings? After looking at the paintings on these websites, see if you can find patterns or similarities in what and how these artists paint. In a well-developed PIE paragraph, write about your observations about Romantic tendencies in art; ie. Subject matter, use of color, style, space, shape and balance, movement and rhythm. Be sure to support your claims with details from individual paintings; in other words, reference painting titles and use very specific details to illustrate your point.
Question 5-- You will need to use headphones for this section. They will be in a box in the lab. Listen to 8-10 different compositions, listening for patterns, traits, similarities, etc., in the pieces. Then, write a PIE paragraph in which you describe two-three characteristics of Romantic music. Please use specific details and refer to the individual pieces to support your points.
Here are some sites that have links; however, they have been blocked by the District. You may listen at home though.
Question 6-- Read several poems from three-four different Romantic poets. Review your notes from Slide 1, which covers the Romantic elements. As you read each poem, write down some of the similarities you see in theme, subject matter, style, etc. Be sure to give specific examples of each Romantic trait you find. You should identify at least 5 similarities. Remember: Use complete sentences!