Aestheticism || Literary Term - Definition, Characteristic and Examples | Learning The Easy Way


Aestheticism is a term applied to an English literary movement of the 2nd half in 19th century. 

Aestheticism is reverence for beauty. For Example, "art for art sake".

In Aestheticism, beautiful form is more to be valued than morally instructive content. In shortly we can say that Beauty is more valued than morally. According to this term, morality is irrelevant to art in literature.

Examples of Aestheticism: 

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty"
       - Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats.

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