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In the 18th and 19th century of English literature,there were two generations of English Romantic poetry in Britain, who haveproduced great influences on the literature world. Those romantic poets were inspiredmore or less by the French Revolution, and advocated to the people to pursuebeauty and inner freedom in nature or art. The most extraordinary featuresfound in their poems are the abundant Greek and Roman mythological figures. Buttwo generations of romantic poetry have shown different purposes in employingthe Greek and Roman mythology, which needs further reading and exploration. Thepresent study centers on the comparison of characters preference in poemsbetween the two generations and shed light on the critical difference in theirpurposes and impacts.


British Romantic Poetry, Greek Mythology, Romantic Hellenism

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Su, Y. 2016 Greek Mythology in 18th-to-19th English Romantic Poetry. Open Access Library Journal, 3, 1-5. doi: 10.4236-oalib.1102773.

Autor: Yujie Su1,2



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