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A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
by John Donne

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning: Decoding Devices Quiz

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Q. What is the meter of this poem?


iambic pentameter
centimeter
trochaic trimeter
iambic tetrameter
Q. What are the elaborate, difficult metaphors in this poem called?


metaphysical conceits
hyperboles
stanzas
pains in the neck
Q. "Tear-floods" and "sigh-tempests" are examples of…


euphemisms
synecdoches
epithets
code names
Q. Line 13 ("lovers' love") is an example of…


connotation
synecdoche
alliteration
trochee
Q. Line 14 ends with…


an obvious moral
catechresis
synesthesia
enjambment

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