1. a French poet noted for macabre imagery and evocative language (1821-1867)
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How To Use Baudelaire In A Sentence

  • Charles Baudelaire, definer of the modern for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, was himself careful to recognize that ‘every old master has had his own modernity.’
  • ‘The frenzied addiction to art,’ wrote Baudelaire, is a canker that devours.
  • I am maintaining Baudelaire's view that dandyism is incompatible with being a woman
  • Physiologie du goût and Baudelaire's 1850 essay "Du Vin et du haschisch compares comme moyens de multpilier l'individualité" comprise a counter-discourse of gastronomy that tips moderation into excess and sobriety into sublimity. Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef
  • And even Sunny Baudelaire, who had recently passed out of babyhood, is a phenomenon all to herself, not only for her very sharp teeth, which had helped the Baudelaires in a number of unpleasant circumstances, but also for her newfound skills as a cook, which had fed the Baudelaires in a number of unpleasant circumstances. Excerpt: The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
  • The cat is for Charles Baudelaire, the poet of Les Fleurs du mal, both a sign and a symbol.
  • Baudelaire's inventing -- and 'un feutre ras dans le gout de la coiffure de Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation
  • At its best, landscape painting is not, in Henry Fuseli's words, ‘the tame delineation of a given spot’; not what Baudelaire decried as ‘Nature unpurified and unexplained by the imagination’.
  • Baudelaire's mystical vision, especially in the analogy to the cat as sign and symbol of the daimon, leads to a sense that ecstasy is possible when the self is aware of its own limitations and seeks to go beyond them.
  • For example, when Baudelaire first used the word agate in an original and evocative metaphor for cat's eyes (Et laisse-moi plonger dans tes beaux yeux,/ VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 3
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