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Boileau, Nicholas

Pronunciation: /bwäˈlō/
(1636–1711), French critic and poet; full name Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux. One of the founders of French literary criticism, his didactic poem Art poétique (1674) defined principles of composition and criticism.

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Syllabification: Boi·leau, Nicholas

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