What are the defining characteristics of Romanticism? Explain how the works of authors Irving, Cooper, Poe, Melville, and Hawthorne meet the criteria of your definition.

Be certain to have at least three defining qualities and be certain to discuss all five authors.
Write, in your own words, a concise definition of romanticism. Your definition needs at least 3 defining qualities.
Create a table for each author and look for evidence to support each defining quality. Here is an example table.