Abstract: A 7 page overview of the writing styles of five first and second generation Romantic poets, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelly and Byron. Provides a fictional account of a meeting between the men where they encounter a young girl in the woods. Curious as to the reasons for her presence and saddened by her rapid departure each man mentally plans a poem to relate the experience. The girl returns and chooses the man whose poem was the most accurate. Written in the form of a story, this paper gives the student insight as to the differences and similarities between the five poets. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Subcatagory: British Literature