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Poetry Exam Lecture Notes 11/5/2020 1.) “What is Understatement?” (Oregon State University) .
2.) Apostrophe (Vox Letters) Apostrophe: derives from the Greek word apostrophes which means turning away in literature ' is a figure speech which is used to address an absent or imaginary person a real or imagined object or an abstract quality as if it were a living thing and present before the speaker usually the stars with the letter O the name of the person the poet is addressing it different from the grammatical term apostrophe means a punctuation mark Example of Apostrophe in literature: John Milton sonnet to Mr. Lawrence To Mr. Lawrence Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son, Now that the fields are dank, and ways are mire, Where shall we sometimes meet, and by the fire Help waste a sullen day; what may be won From the hard season gaining? Time will run On smoother, till Favonius re-inspire

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