American Literature Romanticism vs. Classicism

emphasized intuition
romanticism

emphasized human limitations
classicism

emphasized human potential
romanticism

humanitarian reform
romanticism

reason over imagination
classicism

reason was dominating characteristic
classicism

importance of individual
romanticism

clarity, order, and balance
classicism

importance of emotion
romanticism

individual freedom
romanticism

nature is a self-restrained machine
classicism

illustrated common values
classicism

rational laws of existence
classicism

social over personal
classicism

imagination had to be restrained
classicism

reason is not the only way to find truth
romanticism

nature/man governed by unchanging laws
classicism