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  • adj. Of or relating to Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a lengthy narrative poem published between 1812 and 1818.

Etymologies

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Harold +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Particularly in its last few stanzas, Clare's Don Juan inverts the assumption that "poets are born" and mocks the Haroldian faith that "Poets and Poesy are aspirations/Of minds superior to the common lot" (LP 125), reducing verse-making to sheer materiality:

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