Zorrilla y Moral

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Zor·ril·la y Mo·ral

 (zə-rē′ə ē mə-räl′, thō-rē′lyä ē mō-räl′), José 1817-1893.
Spanish writer whose romantic works include the play Don Juan Tenorio (1844) and the unfinished narrative poem Granada (1852).
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Zorrilla y Moral

(Spanish θɔˈrriʎa i moˈral)
(Biography) José (xoˈse). 1817–93, Spanish poet and dramatist, noted for his romantic plays based on national legends, esp Don Juan Tenorio (1844)
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Zor•ri•lla y Mo•ral

(sɔrˈil yɑ i mɔˈrɑl)
José, 1817–93, Spanish poet and dramatist.
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Although his two early books, Ternezas y floras (1840; "Endearments and Flowers") and Ayes del alma (1842; "Laments of the Soul"), show the influence of the Spanish Romantic poet Jose Zorrilla y Moral, he broke away from Romanticism with his book Doloras (1845), simple verses of worldly wisdom, much like proverbs, that were claimed to herald a breakthrough into new poetic forms.
The highly popular Don Juan Tenorio (1844) of Jose Zorrilla y Moral, still traditionally performed in Spain, borrowed lavishly from French sources.