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a mythological, semidivine, female spirit associated with beauty and grace in rivers, woods etc
the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
to line by line rewrite something, like poetry, in one's own words showing understanding, rewording for the purpose of clarification
a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable
the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
a long, drawn out simile found in epics like the Odyssey ,something that compares multiple things to each other
the act of appealing for help, an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a spirit or deity
love of humanity, especially as shown in dnotations to charity and socially useful causes
science dealing with improving hereditary qualities (bad connotation, used in Nazi Germany)
controversial practice of mercifully putting to death a person suffering from an incurable desiese
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