1. Sentiment prevails over reason.
2. The poets show frank disagreement with the reality they’re living.
3. The most grown topics are: love, death, sleep, nationalism, women, night, freedom and mystery.
4. Absolute creative freedom: rejecting the rules imposed by neoclassical. It claims that feeling and emotion are the ones who must enforce the rules.
5. Inspired by religion; these poets are deeply Christian, leaving almost the full greek mythology and replaced it by the Bible.
6. Uses the landscape as an expression of their feelings.
7. Preference for crepuscular and nocturnal landscapes, gloomy, dark, macabre scenarios: ruined houses, old mansions, pantheons, medieval castles.
8. Abundance of customs, they are looking for local color, characteristics of each region.
9. For their disagreement with reality and the world they lived in, these poets took refuge in the memory, especially in medieval themes.
10. Their attitude is melancholic, deeply pessimistic, often leading them to suicide.
11. In the theater they reject the rule of the three units (time, space, action); they mix the sublime and the grotesque and argue that that’s the mix of life itself.
12. His language is direct and spontaneous, often sacrificing accuracy for vagueness and subjectivism.
13. Lyric predominates, in which narrative elements are introduced.
14. Free combination of verse and strophes of various measures in the same poem.
15. Its theme is full of exotism, they often take as a source of inspire the Middle East, especially Turkey, Arabia and Jerusalem.
16. In many cases the poet assumes the attitude of denouncing social evils, when he doesn’t succeeds at changing and improve society, he becomes conservative or he commits suicide.
17. Taste for irrational and supernatural elements.