Classicism – XVIII – early XIX century, characteristics and features

1) The theory of rationalism as the philosophical basis of classicism. The cult of reason in art.
2) Harmony of content and form.
3) The purpose of art is moral influence on the education of noble feelings.
4) Simplicity, harmony, consistency of presentation.
5) Observance in the dramatic work of the rule of “three unities”: the unity of place, time, action.
6) A clear commitment to positive and negative character traits for certain characters.
7) A strict hierarchy of genres: “high” – an epic poem, tragedy, ode; “middle” – didactic poetry, epistle, satire, love poem; “low” – a fable, a comedy, a farce.

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