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[[America]]n literature typifying this era include [[Herman Melville]]'s ''[[Moby Dick]]'', [[Edgar Allan Poe]]'s writings, and the additional American writers [[Ralph Waldo Emerson]], [[Nathaniel Hawthorne]], [[Henry David Thoreau]], and [[Walt Whitman]]; writer [[Victor Hugo]] led this movement in [[Europe]] with his works readable by the common man.
The term "Romanticism" was coined because it originated in European regions of the "Romance Languages," namely French, Spanish and Italian. German and British Romanticism followed soon after. Other countries such as [[America]] and [[Canada]] also had Romantic art movements
. Romanticism was a rebellion against [[Neoclassical|Neo-Classicism]], a movement that preceded it in the late 1600s and 1700s, and which obsessed with intellect while ignoring freedom and imagination.
[[Eugene Delacroix]] (1798-1863) was perhaps the most important of the [[French]] Romantic painters; in English literature, the Romantic movement was started by Lyrical Ballads (1798), poems co-authored by [[William Wordsworth]] and [[Samuel Taylor Coleridge]].