Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Possessing the characteristics of Byron, the poet, or of his poetry: as, a Byronic poem.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or in the style of, Lord Byron.
- Byron + -ic (Wiktionary)
“De Lancie deliberately set out to perform the character as one who was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," having become well-versed in Byronic lore by playing the poet in a play called "Childe Byron.”
“Taken as a group, the Turkish Tales obsessively thematize the figure we know as the Byronic hero: a dark, brooding figure with some mysterious tragedy in his past; always alone, even in a crowd, he displays a world-weariness that nevertheless gathers itself into a reluctant heroism at moments of crisis.”
“Byron is credited with the invention of this hero, ever since called Byronic; but in truth the melodramatic outcast was a popular character in fiction long before”
“The subjects are frequently tender or sad, sometimes morbid -- in short, Byronic.”
“Significantly it was "Byronic", some 10 years before Byron actually adopted it himself.”
“John W. Nowak's Rescue Rangers stories, mainly about Gadget Hackwrench and her "Byronic" sister Widget, are particularly good!”
“He seemed a kind of Byronic hero to me, even more in the movie than the book.”
“Second, I will argue that the state of marginality, far from being an accident of empirical reception, is both thematized and theorized by Clare's appropriations -- in particular, by the "Byronic" poems in which he reflected on contemporary literary production and the conditions of his own career.”
“His metaphysics consists of a somewhat "Byronic" and mystically "malevolent" universe; his epistemology subordinates reason to "will," or feeling or instinct or blood or innate virtues of character.”
“No matter what the raw material of his narrative poems may be, they become uniformly "Byronic" as he writes them down.”
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