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Romantics versus romantics

Posts: 1816
on 08/21/2012

Oh crap.

I'm halfway through an Wizzle about the poet Shelley.   It's destined to be in Literature > Poems > Romantic Poems.  I read that as Byron, Shelley, Keats, Coleridge et al.  

I've just gone on a reccy and realised that everyone else in the world has read it as romantic, as in love poems.  Which just demonstrates the difference between how my brain works and how everyone else's brains work.  -.-  

The best of it is that there is another category entitled Love Poems, which is somehow different to romantic poems.

So where do I shove Shelley now?  (Polite answers on a postcard please!)  I guess that I find out after I've had some sleep and investigated the options again.

Or *Machiavellian mind kicks off*  swamp the category with as many Romantic poet articles as I can muster, and make it look like I was right all along!  Mwwwhahahahahaha!

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!
Bird thou never wert,
That from Heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

Oh come on, was there anyone else out there, who reading the Wizzley sub-category lists, didn't read Romantic Poems with a capital 'R'? 

Night night all. <3


Posts: 321
on 08/22/2012

This is not going to be much help to Jo but if I were searching for the mentioned poets I would type in The Romantics or - poetry the Romantics, and not romantic poetry.  However I dare say different people would use different search terms. 

I think it might be worth considering using a reference to the Lake District poets as a sub-heading in the article.

Posts: 46
on 08/22/2012

My guess would be that it should be Romantics Poems and that it is just a typo on the topics lists. Seems there's been an epidemic of typos lately.

But then again, maybe I''m wrong. Haven't read any of these guys since high school. And I'm not yet old enough for my that-long-term memory to kick in to help.

Posts: 1816
on 08/22/2012

Nope, I think it really is romantic, as in love.   Looking again with fresh eyes, I realize that no other poetic movement is represented.  It's all type of poem - funny, inspirational, sad etc.

I think it's just coincidental that an emotional element like romantic just happened to be the name of a style of poetry: Romantic. 

Mind you, none of these categories come with descriptions attached.  They are pretty much what we writers make of them.

None of which helps me work out where to shove Shelley!  LOL   Radical politics and social reform aren't categorized. :p   I might go into the suggestions forum and ask for one.

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