British Romantic poetry

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This is a temporary page that will later serve as the course page for classes, lectures, and other material on the subject of British Romantic poets.

The major British Romantic poets are generally regarded as William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Gordon Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats.

There are several minor British Romantic poets, including Samuel Rogers, Charles Lamb, Hartley Coleridge (son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge), Robert Southey, Leigh Hunt, Walter Savage Landor.

Many critics such as Louis Untermeyer argue that the Romantic movement continued into the late 19th century. The major later poets influenced by the Romantic movement were Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning. Others include Matthew Arnold, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough and, in America, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and John Greenleaf Whittier.

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