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The metrical forms used by ancient and Renaissance dramatists were
determined by principles of decorum. The use or non-use of a metrical form (or
the use of prose) was a matter of propriety; it was important that the metre be
suitable to the ...
(Renaissance and modern allegory): douglas bush, Mythology and the
Renaissance Tradition in English Poetry, rev. ed. (1963); Walter benjamin,
Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels (1928); harold bloom, The Visionary
Company (1961); ...
Art and literature in the Renaissance reached a level unattained in any previous
period. The age was marked by three principal characteristics: first, the new
interest in learning, mirrored by the classical scholars known as humanists and ...
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