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40 Cards in this Set

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yoke
a wooden contraption joining the heads of draft animals
vanity
insignificant things
usurp
wrongfully seized
transcendent
rise above
traffic
business
tarry
to delay
spent
used up
semblance
appearance, image
ravish
to violate
raiment
clothing
promontory
the land that juts into a body of water
piety
devotion
ode
a poem of varying line lengths and usually several stanzas, often addressed to someone
obdurate
hardened against what is good or moral
myriads
a great number of things
lament
to mourn
knave
a scoundrel, cheaters
intermit
to stop for a time
impious
disrespectful, irreverent, ungodly
ignominy
humiliation, disgrace
guile
artful trickery, cunning
forethink
foretell, predict
exact
to demand
divining
guessing
coy
unwilling to make a commitment
covetousness
greediness
contention
a controversy dispute
chide
to scold
chaste
pure, untainted
carriage
the way of bearing ones self
bent
determined
apostate
denying former religous conviction
Metaphysical poetry
poetry containing far fetched conceits
Conceit
unusual comparaison between two very different things
couplet
a pair of rhyming lines written in the same meter
quadtrain
a fourline stanza
Carpe diem
a theme that urges people to enjoy life in the present
allegory
a literary work with two or more levels of meaning
paradox
a statement that seems to contradictory but actually presents a truth
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent person or personified thing