Definition of Acmeist in English:

Acmeist

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Pronunciation: /ˈakmiːɪst
 
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adjective

Relating to or denoting an early 20th-century movement in Russian poetry which rejected the values of symbolism in favour of formal technique and clarity of exposition. Notable members were Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam.
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  • Her collections of poetry Evening, Rosary, White Flock, Plantain, Anno Domini MCMXXI, bringing Acmeist clarity to the delineation of personal feeling, won her enormous renown.
  • Of the early pop groups, Acquarium was the most influential; its lyrics echoed the officially disapproved pre-1914 Acmeist poems, as the official watchdogs were among the first to observe.
  • Gumilev's lyric persona is again hidden behind a mask, this time that of a Chinese poet and philosopher, thereby preserving impersonality, one of the basic Acmeist requirements.

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A member of the Acmeist movement.
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  • He, Akhmatova and her first husband Nikolay Gumilev, had founded the Guild of Poets called the Acmeists in 1911.
  • Being a well-read person, he has also been influenced by Acmeists, Imagists and Spanish Modernists.
  • By contrast, the Acmeists demanded a return to clarity, specificity, the concrete.

Derivatives

Acmeism

noun
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  • In 1911 she joined the Guild of Poets, the founders of Russian Acmeism, along with Gumilev and Mandelstam.
  • The founder and leader of Acmeism, a modernist poetic school of the second decade of the last century, Gumilev drew on many Western models, particularly French ones.
  • Anna Akhmatova wrote during the Silver Age or Russian Literature, subscribing to the school of Acmeism, founded by her first husband, Nikolai Gumilev.

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