Spasmodic School

Spasmodic School
Spasmodic School noun
A group of 19c British poets, PJ Bailey, Sydney Dobell, Alexander Smith, etc, whose works were marked by over-strained and unnatural sentiment and expression
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  • SPASMODIC SCHOOL —    name given to a small group of minor poets about the middle of the 19th century, represented by Philips, James Bailey, Sydney Dobell, and Alexander Smith, from their strenuous, overstrained, and unnatural style …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Spasmodic poets — Spasmodic is a term applied by William Edmonstoune Aytoun to a group of British poets of the Victorian era, certainly with some derogatory as well as humorous intention. The epithet itself is attributed, by Thomas Carlyle, to Lord Byron.… …   Wikipedia

  • New York School — For educational institutions in the state of New York, see education in New York. The New York School (synonymous with abstract expressionist painting) was an informal group of American poets, painters, dancers, and musicians active in the 1950s …   Wikipedia

  • Dobell, Sydney Thompson — ▪ British poet born April 5, 1824, Cranbrook, Kent, Eng. died Aug. 22, 1874, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire  English poet of the so called Spasmodic school.       The long dramatic poem The Roman (1850), which Dobell published under the name Sydney… …   Universalium

  • Alexander Smith (poet) — Alexander Smith (31 December 1830 5 January 1867, 8 January according to Brewer s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable) was a Scottish poet, and labelled as one of the Spasmodic School.Life and worksHe was born in a thatched house in Kilmarnock, in the …   Wikipedia

  • Aytoun, William Edmondstoune — ▪ Scottish poet born June 21, 1813, Edinburgh, Scot. died Aug. 4, 1865, Elgin, Moray       poet famous for parodies and light verse that greatly influenced the style of later Scottish humorous satire.       Born into a literary family, Aytoun… …   Universalium

  • Bigg, John Stanyan — (1828 1865)    Born at Ulverston in the Lake District and educated there and in Warwickshire, Bigg showed great literary promise at an early age; he used to recite the Arabian Nights to his friends, who paid him for the entertainment. He was… …   British and Irish poets

  • Sydney Thompson Dobell — (April 5, 1824 August 22, 1874), English poet and critic, was born at Cranbrook, Kent.His father was a wine merchant, his mother a daughter of Samuel Thompson (1766 1837), a London political reformer. The family moved to Cheltenham when Dobell… …   Wikipedia

  • Dobell, Sydney Thompson — (1824 1874)    Born at Cranbrook, Kent, he was one of the socalled Spasmodic school of poets. His father was a wine merchant, his mother the daughter of the political reformer Samuel Thompson. The family moved to Cheltenham when Dobell was twelve …   British and Irish poets

  • John Stanyan Bigg — (1828 1865) was an English poet of the Spasmodic School. His major works are The Sea King; A metrical romance, in six cantos (1848), Night and the soul. A dramatic poem (1854), Shifting Scenes and Other Poems (1862).In 1858 Stanyan Bigg submitted …   Wikipedia