Dyfalu

Entertainment / Literature / Dyfalu: A Welsh term for a form of fanciful conceit in which a string of sequential metaphors compares an object to a number of diverse things--often using compound words in a manner similar to the Anglo-Saxon or Old Norse kenning. The 14th century Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym is particularly known for this poetic technique. Cf. Cataloging.

Cywydd

Entertainment / Literature / Cywydd: (plural, cywyddau) A fourteenth-century metrical form of Welsh lyric poetry consisting of rhyming couplets with each line having seven syllables. Traditionally, in each couplet, the lines end with alt MORE

Conceit

Entertainment / Literature / Conceit: (also called a metaphysical conceit) An elaborate or unusual comparison--especially one using unlikely metaphors, simile, hyperbole, and contradiction. Before the beginning of the seventeenth century, MORE

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