Here is a post from the State Department (yes, strangely enough!) on the Romantic era writers here in America: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/publication/2008/05/20080512215714eaifas0.1850855.html#axzz2jDSLvTtp This link also includes information on Transcendentalism (and Emerson and Thoreau) as well as several other writers mentioned in this unit.
Many Romantic era poets wrote sonnets, which are an amazing poetic form: http://www.sonnets.org/romantic.htm
Here is the summary from the Norton Anthology of English Literature. This site in general could be VERY helpful in English class: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/romantic/review/summary.htm I would bookmark this site, if I were you, along with the one for American Literature here: http://wwnorton.com/college/english/naal8/ and African American Literature here:
And, just to keep your musical education up to date, here’s some info on Romantic era composers: http://www.talkclassical.com/blogs/peeyaj/146-greatest-composers-romantic-era.html