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Romanticism

romanticism
A fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities; specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic effects; applied to the productions of a school of writers who sought to revive certain medival forms and methods in opposition to the so-called classical style. He Lessing may be said to have begun the revolt from pseudo-classicism in poetry, and to have been thus unconsciously the founder of romanticism. (Lowell)
Origin: CF. It. Romanticismo, F. Romantisme, romanticisme.


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