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The author of the article investigates the activities of "The Rhymers’ Club " as the Anti-Victorian reaction of the last decades of the nineteenth century. Define the place of this movement in the context of the literature of decadence; special attention is paid to the images and symbols of the poem by E. Dawson "Cynara", which is the emblem poetry of the English decadence.

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Poetry, decadence, the Rhymers’ Club, symbolism, sinful world, vicious beauty