GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a designation given to the literary agitation and revolutionary development in Germany under the lead of Goethe and Schiller in the latter part of the 18th century.
“No doubt about its being a real experience with most of those people ” a storm-and-stress period that lasted for weeks or months before the joy of peace and forgiveness came to their souls.”
“In this way he missed altogether the storm-and-stress period of youthful life, which is a useful experience of its kind; and if we notice in his poetry a certain lack, the absence of a close contact with reality, ” as if he looked at his subject through a glass casement, ” this may be assigned as the reason for it.”
“Danyers had written, at college, the prize essay on Rendle's poetry (it chanced to be the moment of the great man's death); he had fashioned the fugitive verse of his own storm-and-stress period on the forms which Rendle had first given to English metre; and when two years later the "Life and Letters" appeared, and the Silvia of the sonnets took substance as Mrs. A., he had included in his worship of Rendle the woman who had inspired not only such divine verse but such playful, tender, incomparable prose.”
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