pseudo-classic love

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  • His installation, “Treasure Room,” creates a pseudo-classic tile mural representing a shady world of drugs, money, guns, and demoralized, naked women.

    Buzzine » Phantom Sightings

  • Already, scores of houses had been destroyed, and the fire was now lapping at the back of one of those pseudo-classic, porthole-windowed, arched-doorwayed, cathedral-ceilinged, gable-roofed pink stucco homes that line the lushly treed cul-de-sacs in such high-price developments.

    I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

  • It was doubtless half the projection of his mind, but his mind was a thing that, among old waxed parquets, pale shades of pink and green, pseudo-classic candelabra, he had always needfully to reckon with.

    The Ambassadors

  • Instead of pseudo-classic buildings, heavy with meaningless ornamentation, we found beautiful old timber-framed houses, with deep eaves and wood carvings.

    A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes

  • Pope wrote; hence he not only expands, as every author of a verse-translation must do in filling out his lines, but inserts new ideas of his own and continually substitutes for Homer's expressions the periphrastic and, as he held, elegant ones of the pseudo-classic diction.

    A History of English Literature

  • Matthew Arnold argued in a famous essay that his productivity was checked by the uncongenial pseudo-classic spirit of the age, which, says

    A History of English Literature

  • As the pseudo-classic spirit yielded to the romantic this judgment was modified, until in the nineteenth century it was rather popular to deny that in any true sense Pope was a poet at all.

    A History of English Literature

  • It displays in places much of the sound sense which is one of Johnson's most distinguishing merits, as in the terse exposure of the fallacies of the pseudo-classic theory of the three dramatic unities, and it made some interpretative contributions; but as a whole it was carelessly and slightly done.

    A History of English Literature

  • The student should consider for himself the mingling of the true classic, pseudo-classic, and romantic elements in the poems, not least in the 'Elegy,' and the precise sources of their appeal and power.

    A History of English Literature

  • The student should note specifically in Collins respective elements of classic, pseudo-classic; and romantic spirit, in general and in details.

    A History of English Literature

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