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Romanticism

-A literary movement represented by a renewal of progressive thought and emotion
-Themes that emphasize human adventure, individual, nature, imagination, passion, love of splendor, supernatural

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Ballad

Fairly short narrative poem written in songlike stanza form

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Byronic hero

Type of hero who was devastatingly attractive yet flawed

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Epigram

A short quotation or very that precedes a poem that sets a tone, provides a setting, or gives some other context for the poem

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Epic poem

A long, serious, poetic narrative about a significant event, often featuring a hero

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Epithet

Adjective or other descriptive phrase that is regularly used to characterize a person, place, or thing

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Elegy

Poem of serious reflection, lament for dead

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Gothic novel

Type of novel popular in Romantic period which features remote settings, melodramatic plots, use of horror, supernatural

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Novel of manners

Novel that re-creates a social world, conveying with finely detailed observation the customs, values, and morals of a highly developed/complex society

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Ode

Lyric poem to praise and express deep feeling for a particular subject often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter