: a literary, artistic, and philosophical movement originating in the 18th century, characterized chiefly by a reaction against neoclassicism and an emphasis on the imagination and emotions, and marked especially in English literature by sensibility and the use of autobiographical material, an exaltation of the primitive and the common man, an appreciation of external nature, an interest in the remote, a predilection for melancholy, and the use in poetry of older verse forms
Try not to discourage the romanticism of college students.
Recent Examples on the WebThe romanticism has calcified; his movies are less ardent, as much sculptures to passion as passionate themselves.—Wesley Morris, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2023 So Howard went back to square one and composed a wistful, lullaby-like theme and numerous arpeggiated solos for Hahn, the violinist, and the resulting score took on a woodsy romanticism.—Tim Greiving, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 Her words are steeped in romanticism and hallucinatory images.—Joy Lanzendorfer, The New Yorker, 13 Oct. 2023 However, just below his hazy clouds and boozy romanticism laid the heart of a ruminative, cuttingly counter-cultural short story writer.—Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 4 Sep. 2023 It’s made up of a collection of ingredients: humid alleyways in dense cities, neon lights cutting through darkness, quietly flashy fashion, nostalgic music, tragic romanticism, and the smoke of many, many cigarettes.—Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 1 Sep. 2023 But with Bennett and Garland teaming up on the track, the rawness in their vocals is palpable, and the sweeping symphony adds another layer of romanticism to the track.—Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 Klimek: Rush did build his business around people's fascination with the deep sea and exploration, the romanticism of figures like Captain Nemo or even Indiana Jones.—Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Aug. 2023 Schoenberg’s score, with its surging melodies and lush romanticism, has been catnip to choreographers, with Jiri Kylian, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Kim Brandstrup and Antony Tudor among those who have created dances to it, some hewing to a narrative, some working more abstractly.—Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, 3 May 2023 See More
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