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Kennings poetry examples

Kennings are often used in poetry for effect. A kenning is a figure of speech, a roundabout, two-word phrase used in the place of a one-word noun. The famous Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf uses many kennings, for example: Body – bone-house. Sword – battle-light. Ship – wave-floater. Sea – whale-road. Kennings were first used in Anglo-Saxon and Norse poetry. The famous…

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Poetry for fathers funeral

10 Funeral Poems for Dads Happy the Man by John Dryden. Not How Did He Die by Summer Sandercox. He is Gone – David Harkins. Epitaph on a Friend – Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) Old Men Forget – Stanley of Alderley. That Man is a Success by Robert Louis Stevenson. If by Rudyard Kipling. Song – Daddy’s Hands by…

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What is a quatrain in poetry

quatrain, a piece of verse complete in four rhymed lines. The word is derived from the French quatre, meaning “four.” This form has always been popular for use in the composition of epigrams and may be considered as a modification of the Greek or Latin epigram. What is an example of a quatrain? ‘ Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime…

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Synecdoche examples in poetry

Examples of Synecdoche “You have my heart” “Faces in the crowd” “Lend me your ears” “Keep your eyes up here” “Pearly gates” “The Pentagon” “Boots on the ground” “Stars and stripes” Meer items Synecdoche is a literary device that refers to a whole as one of its parts. For example, someone might refer to her car as her “wheels,” or…

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Wordsworth definition of poetry

Wordsworth also gives his famous definition of poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility“, and calls his own poems in the book “experimental”. A fourth and final edition of Lyrical Ballads was published in 1805. Wordsworth’s Defination of Poet and Poetry as Expressed in his Preface Lyrical Ballads | Literary…

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