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Petrarchist

[pee-trahr-kist, pe-] /ˈpi trɑr kɪst, ˈpɛ-/
noun
1.
a person who imitates the literary style employed by Petrarch, especially the poets of the English Renaissance who employed the Petrarchan sonnet style.
Also, Petrarchan.
Origin of Petrarchist
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; Petrarch + -ist
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