Byronic



of or relating to Lord Byron.
possessing the characteristics of Byron or his poetry, especially romanticism, melancholy, and melodramatic energy.
Contemporary Examples

Battle of the Twilight Heartthrobs The Daily Beast June 22, 2010
Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy Michael Weiss February 15, 2014

Historical Examples

Woman’s Work in English Fiction Clara Helen Whitmore
Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
Children of the Market Place Edgar Lee Masters
The Talking Horse F. Anstey
Woman’s Work in English Fiction Clara Helen Whitmore
Browning’s Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) Richard Muther
Iconoclasts James Huneker

adj.

Perfect she was, but as perfection is
Insipid in this naughty world of ours,
Where our first parents never learn’d to kiss
Till they were exiled from their earlier bowers,
Where all was peace, and innocence, and bliss
(I wonder how they got through the twelve hours),
Don Jose like a lineal son of Eve,
Went plucking various fruit without her leave.

[from “Don Juan”]

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