- Oct 18, 2008
My teacher seems to think that if something was written after the Romantic period it isn't romantic? I understand there wasn't anything real romantic until the era started, but gothic and romantic connotations still exist in texts today?
I lost two marks in my creative writing exam, and he said the reason was for not using the language that was used in the Romantic period, as my characters weren't all like "Oh good day sir blah blah would you like a spot of tea?" I think it's entirely unfair.
Has anyone picked a related text that wasn't from that time period?
My teacher is a moron and he made us do representations of love in advanced...
Posession: A Romance was written in the 1990s. It is one of the prescribed texts for the EEX1 Romanticism course.
Half the novel, however, imitates the language (prose and poetry) of the Romantic period.
Having to imitate the language of the 19th century Romantics is bullshit, imo. It reminds of that mimosis process from the Enlightenment Period, everyone was trying to copy the language of Homer and, later on, Pope.
The Romantics put a stop to that. I'd call this irony (in your case), but it's a pretty big statement and I cbf getting proof.