Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
--William Wordsworth, "The World Is Too Much With Us"
These days the word "romantic" makes people think of love. When we talk about the Romantic poets, though, we're not talking about anything sappy. We're talking about bold, vigorous passion! We're talking about brilliant writers like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. The High Romantic Age is long gone, but Romanticism is still with us. Are you a Romantic? Take the test!