Modernist poetry refers to poetry written between 1890 and 1930 in the tradition of modernist literature; the dates of the term depend upon a number of factors, including the nation of origin, the particular school in question, and the biases of the critic setting the dates. Modernist literature is the literary form of Modernism and especially High modernism; it should not be confused with modern literature, which is the history It is usually said to have begun with the French Symbolist movement. Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century Art movement of French and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts Through much of the post-renaissance, poetry in the major European languages had focused on development of large scale prosodic structure, reference and ornament, in a tradition that was seen as stretching back to the works of Dante Alighieri and Petrarch. The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning "rebirth" Italian: Rinascimento, from re- "again" and nascere Francesco Petrarca ( July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374) known in English as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar By the 19th century a large range of established forms and norms had been established in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian, and these norms were the standard against which new works were judged. See also 18th century in literature, other events of the 19th century, 20th century in literature, List of years in literature.