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Proem

Proem

  

by Octavio Paz

Proem: Proetry and its Devices True or False

1. What do you call the excessive use of "ands" in the line, "At times poetry is the vertigo of bodies and the vertigo of speech and the vertigo of death;"? -> Acrostic
2. Which poetic device is responsible for the funky word order in the line, "the laughter that sets on fire the rules and the holy commandments"? -> Enjambment
3. Besides murdering the epithets in the line, "the beheading of epithets," what else does the poem do to them? -> Iron them.
4. What do you call the repetition of "the love" in the line, "the love unseen and the love unheard and the love unsaid: the love in love"? -> Apostrophe
5. What poetic device is behind all the S´s in the line "Syllables seeds"? -> Free Verse

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