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A masculine ending, a common term used in prosody, occurs when a metered verse line ends with a stressed syllable.
“Speak of the devil” is used to acknowledge that someone who was the subject of discussion has come into the room.
Ekphrastic is a type of poem that explores art. The poet engages with any type of visual art within their writing.
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy” is an enigmatic quote that appears in the first Act of Hamlet. It is spoken by the title character: Hamlet.
Synesis is a rhetorical device that occurs when the writer structures a sentence based on its “sense” rather than its grammatical structure.
Life writing is a term used to define a variety of genres focused on recording personal memories and experiences. It includes biographies, diaries, letters, personal essays, memoirs, and more.
“Let sleeping dogs lie” is a reminder not to bring unnecessary risk or danger upon oneself.
A verse paragraph is a section of poetry that resembles a prose paragraph, that which is found in novel writing and short stories.
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once” is a quote used in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, in Act II, Scene 2.
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