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ConceitAn elaborate or extremely fanciful analogy or metaphor. Was a common element of RenaissanceEnglish poetry.ConnotationAn emotional association or implication attached to an expressionConsonanceA kind of slant rhyme in which the ending consonant sounds of the 2 words match, but the preceding vowel sound does not. Example: "The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind / If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"ContradictionA statement that contradicts or denies another or itself and is logically incongruous.CoupletA pair of rhyming lines that expresses a complete thought.CriticismThe act of evaluating or interpreting a work of art or the act of developing general guidelines or principles for such evaluation or interpretation.DactylA poetic foot made up of a strongly stressed syllable followed by two weakly stressed syllables, as in the word feverish.Dactylic HexameterLine of poetry made up of dactyls, particularly a 6 foot line.

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