Teachers need not rely on their "intuition" to decide whether to utilize these essay questions that pertain to Romanticism. The answer is clear: You bet! This follow-up assignment allows students to choose from a selection of 10 topics that deal with this literary period as well as the teachings of Emerson and Thoreau. Topics are varied, so instructors may also use them as warm-ups or short-answer quizzes. A detailed rubric comes as part of this handout.