Guide to Literary Terms

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What is the definition of literary movements?

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A literary movement is defined by a group of writers with shared ideas about a number of things ranging from: style, content, philosophy, sociological concerns, art, culture, etc. A literary movement can be in opposition a current literary movement. For example, in England, Romanticism (approximately 1789-1832) was seen as a reaction to Neoclassical literature (approximately 1660-1789). Dates of literary periods are always debated.

The dates of movements are often historically influenced, or sometimes for the sake of efficiency, these periods are often synced with significant historical events. For instance, the beginning of Romanticism is sometimes listed as 1789, the first year of the French Revolution. There is added significance in that the French Revolution marked the beginning of the decline of monarchies with the rise of democracy, while Romanticism celebrated individualism (which...

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Is there a relation between connotative and denotative language and neoclassicism and romanticism?