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Poetry Terms That Start with the Letter D


Dactyl - A metrical foot with three syllables. The first syllable carries the accent while the next two are unstressed. The opposite of the anapest.
Example: Uppity.

Diaphora - A repetition of a name in which the first reference states the name and the second reference applies its significance or meaning.
Example: "Our God is an awesome God."

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