Romantic poetry deals with the tensions, hopes and fears of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as felt by a disparate group of men and women. How, though, do you approach a Romantic poem? What are useful ways to discuss Romantic poetry, and what if anything do the poets have in common? This revised and expanded second edition shows how to use some developments in literary theory to think and write about Romantic poetry. The book includes a new chapter on the work of women Romantic poets, including Mary Robinson and Elizabeth Hands.