Acmeist

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Acmeist (comparative more Acmeist, superlative most Acmeist)

  1. Of or pertaining to Acmeism, a transient poetic school in Russia in the early 1900s.
    • 1973, Clarence Brown, Mandelstam, Cambridge University Press (1978), ISBN 978-0-521-29347-1, page 185:
      He was Acmeist in spades.
    • 1995, Justin Doherty, The Acmeist Movement in Russian Poetry: Culture and the Word,[1] Clarendon Press, page 192:
      As such, they reveal a central concern in Acmeist practice, but do not necessarily specify qualities which are uniquely Acmeist.
    • 2006, Kirsten Blythe Painter, Flint on a Bright Stone: A Revolution of Precision and Restraint in American, Russian, and German Modernism, Stanford University Press, ISBN 978-0-8047-5075-2, page 86:
      The poem is also Acmeist in the speaker’s countering of his previous emotional abandon (“a thousand sorrows”) with his present moderation—a simple declaration of love instead of exhaustion and yearning.

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Acmeist (plural Acmeists)

  1. An Acmeist poet, a member of the Acmeist school.

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