Women Poets in Romanticism

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Women Poets in Romanticism


Žero, Alma


In Bosnia, modern university literary courses usually do not even include Romantic women poets into their syllabuses, which is a huge shortcoming for every student interested in gender studies as such. That is why this paper focuses on the Romantic Era 1790s-1840s and those women who had broken out of their prisons and into the literary world of poetry. Many events, such as the French Revolution, political and social turbulences in Britain, rising female reading audiences, and public coteries have influenced the scope of women poets‘ development and reach. Due to great tensions, male and female Romantic poetry progressed in two contrary currents with opposite ideas regarding many a problem and issue. However, almost every Romantic artist at that time produced works of approval regarding social reforms. Women continued writing, which gained them greater acknowledgment and economic success after all. Poets such as Charlotte Smith and Anna Barbauld were true Romantic representatives of female poets and this is why we shall mostly focus on specific display of their poetic works, language, and lives.


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