[ pee-trahr-kiz-uhm, pe- ]
/ ˈpi trɑrˌkɪz əm, ˈpɛ- /
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the poetic style introduced by Petrarch and characteristic of his work, marked by complex grammatical structure, elaborate conceits, and conventionalized diction.
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Also Pe·trar·chi·an·ism [pi-trahr-kee-uh-niz-uhm]. /pɪˈtrɑr ki əˌnɪz əm/.
Words nearby Petrarchism
petr-, Petra, Petrarch, Petrarchan, Petrarchan sonnet, Petrarchism, Petrarchist, petrel, petri-, petrichor, petri dish
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How to use Petrarchism in a sentence
The tendency of Petrarchism was also in the direction of romanticism.A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance|Joel Elias Spingarn
From this period also dates that literary phenomenon known under the name of Petrarchism.
Petrarchism returned, madrigals came in vogue, the social atmosphere was deodorized again.
Lyrical poets prefer the conscious shams of Petrarchism to any genuine utterance of emotion.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
Petrarchism became a fashion among the mediocre and a school among these above the common.Initiation into Literature|Emile Faguet