Marinism

also called  Secentismo 

      (Italian: “17th century”), style of the 17th-century poet Giambattista Marino (Marino, Giambattista) (q.v.) as it first appeared in part three of La lira (1614; “The Lyre”). Marinism, a reaction against classicism, was marked by extravagant metaphors, hyperbole, fantastic word play, and original myths, all written with great sonority and sensuality, and with the aim to startle. The style appeared in sonnets, madrigals, and narrative poems. Marino's imitators carried his stylistic conceits to excess, and the term came ultimately to be pejorative by the end of the 17th century when it died out along with the Baroque period of which it was a part. Other European movements like it were Gongorism in Spain, préciosité in France, and metaphysical poetry in England, notably in the work of George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, and Andrew Marvell. A revival of interest in the Baroque generally after World War II led to both a resurgence in interest and a reassessment of Marino and Marinism.

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