Romantic with a capital R  July 11, 2008 - July 30, 2008

Reading and Deliberating

Details

Please send me your poetry that most embodies the spirit of the Romantic period.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DOES NOT MEAN SIMPLE ROMANCE. This is Romanticism with a capital R. Poetry that is only about romance or love will be disqualified.

The Romantic period in literature was a reaction to the Neo-Classicist period that preceded it, a period that was dominated by reason and structure. The Romantics decided that literature (and art) should be more about the release of emotions and made art a much more individual thing. Thus, The Romantics relied heavily on the following (so elements of one or more of these should appear in your poetry):

- expressionism
- the imagination
- nature
- sublimity

Have fun writing! As always, I'll try to review everyone's work.

Prizes

$0.00, Happy feelings

Awards

Liberating God - First Place Liberating God - First Place
Attuned to the God Within - Second Place Attuned to the God Within - Second Place
A True Spontaneous Overflow of Emotion - Third Place A True Spontaneous Overflow of Emotion - Third Place
A Dying Ember Fanned by the Breath of Inspiration - Honorable Mention A Dying Ember Fanned by the Breath of Inspiration - Honorable Mention
A Dying Ember Fanned by the Breath of Inspiration - Honorable Mention A Dying Ember Fanned by the Breath of Inspiration - Honorable Mention

Moderator

Emily Rose
Emily Rose
Mansfield, PA

Stats

16 Contestants
16 Submissions
2480 Views
Created Jul 11, 2008

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Rules

  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 1 Piece of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 7/11/2008 - 7/30/2008
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator

Disclaimer

Emily Rose is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Emily Rose if you have any further questions.



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in the darkness
in the darkness
this is a poem about death