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Romantic period in Europe that started late 18th century and ended early 19th century; freed literature from the unities of place and time; sentimental, idealistic
french literary form, medieval tale, tales of daring deeds of knights and their "damsels"; heroes were brave, noble, and steadfast
complex plot; contains elements of satire; unlikely hero triumphs because of his defects; bourgeoise manner; trivialized cult of appearance - dandy; extensive monologues using subtle wit, alliteration, and double entendres
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implicatio
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