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A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

  

by John Donne

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning: Decoding Devices True or False

1. What is the meter of this poem? -> iambic pentameter
2. What are the elaborate, difficult metaphors in this poem called? -> metaphysical conceits
3. "Tear-floods" and "sigh-tempests" are examples of… -> epithets
4. Line 13 ("lovers' love") is an example of… -> connotation
5. Line 14 ends with… -> enjambment

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