The Value of Night in English Poetry of The Romantic Period (1757-1822)

Mohamed Jabraddar Mahil Abd Allah


This study has attempted to examine the value of night in English poetry of the Romantic period (1757–1822). It has aimed to establish how the writers of English poetry of the Romantic period highlight the value of night and images of nature involved in creating this value, while also realising the importance of night in life, according to the poems examined in this study. Three poems of the English poetry of the Romantic period (1757–1822), were used as data for the current study. The poems were analysed quantitatively – the occurrence of the expressions, words and phrases highlighting the value of night were recorded. Results showed that the poets highlight the value of night as an image of nature. Besides, the poets believe that night is a sign of beauty and tranquillity in human life.


Romantic Period, Romantic Poetry, Romanticism Studies, Night in Poetry

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Abd Allah M. J. (2019). Nature as Vehicle to Express Thoughts in the English Poetry of the Romantic Period (1757-1822). Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics. Vol. 56. 2019. DOI:10.7176/JLLL.

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