Petrarchism [pee-trahr-kiz-uh m, pe-] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun the poetic style introduced byand characteristic of his work, marked by complex grammatical structure, elaborate conceits, and conventionalized diction.
Also Pe·trar·chi·an·ism [pi-trahr-kee-uh-niz-uh m] /pɪˈtrɑr ki əˌnɪz əm/. Origin of Petrarchism First recorded in 1880–85;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petrarchism Historical Examples of petrarchism
The tendency of Petrarchism was also in the direction of romanticism.
Joel Elias Spingarn
Petrarchism became a fashion among the mediocre and a school among these above the common.
Petrarchism returned, madrigals came in vogue, the social atmosphere was deodorized again.
Lyrical poets prefer the conscious shams of Petrarchism to any genuine utterance of emotion.
John Addington Symonds
From this period also dates that literary phenomenon known under the name of Petrarchism.