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Théodore de Banville

(1823—1891)

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ballade

ballade  

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Strictly a poem consisting of one or more triplets of seven‐ or (afterwards) eight‐lined stanzas, each ending with the same line as refrain, and usually an envoy addressed to a prince or his ...
Catulle Mendès

Catulle Mendès  

(1841–1909).Versatile, prolific, and superficial, Mendès is now more remembered for his critical writing than for his poetry, novels, and plays. With the support of Gautier (whose daughter, Julie, he ...
Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy  

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(1862–1918)French composer and pianist, regarded as the originator of impressionism in music.The son of a shopkeeper, Debussy was first encouraged in his love of music in 1871 by Mme Mauté de ...
Laurent Tailhade

Laurent Tailhade  

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(1854–1919).After Parnassian beginnings in Le Jardin des rêves (1880), for which Banville wrote the preface, Tailhade found his voice in the French tradition of satirical poetry to which he ...
Les Fleurs du mal

Les Fleurs du mal  

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The title Les Fleurs du mal (replacing the original Les Lesbiennes) was first used by Charles Baudelaire (1821–67) when he published eighteen poems in the 1 June 1855 issue of ...
Parnassians

Parnassians  

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A group of French poets, headed by Leconte de Lisle, who sought restraint, precision, and objectivity in poetry, in reaction to the emotional extravagances of Romanticism. Their name derives from the ...
villanelle

villanelle  

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A poem, usually of a pastoral or lyrical nature, consisting normally of five three‐lined stanzas and a final quatrain, with only two rhymes throughout. The first and third lines of the first stanza ...

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