In Praise of Imagination

The Romantic poets rebelled against the rationalism of their time by espousing imagination over logic and reason. How do the poems in this unit extol the power and virtue of human imagination? Do you think imagination is as powerful and important to human progress as these poets believe? Do we see examples of the power of imagination today? Choose two poems and explain how each poem treats the power and virtue of human imagination. Then discuss your views on the role of imagination today.

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