marinism definition

  • noun:
    • A bombastic literary style marked through metaphors and antitheses characteristic for the Italian poet Giambattista Marini (1569-1625).
    • Extreme mannerism in literature, like this of this school of Italian poets of seventeenth century launched by G. B. Marini (1569-1625), which was characterized by extravagance into the using metaphor, antitheses, and forced conceits.
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