- The collective term for literary works written during an author's youth.
- The term can also be applied to musical & artistic works.
- The term is commonly used to excuse the faults of an author's writing early in their career.
- Juvenilia implies that literary faults are the product of immaturity or limited life experiences.
- From Latin, literally: youthful things.
- Term was first recorded in George Wither's poetry collection Ivvenilia (1622).
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
- George Wither
- Jane Austen
- John Dryden
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