Study Guide

A Season in Hell Calling Card

By Arthur Rimbaud

Calling Card

Surr-emo-lism

As one of the most important members of the Decadent Movement and the French symbolists, Rimbaud and his fellows were known for their emotional intensity. As well, they privileged the power of the imagination, which frequently resulted in some wild, disorienting content that borrowed heavily from the imagery of dreams. If this kind of surrealism floats your boat, then take a trip on the poet's "The Drunken Boat."

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