English Literature Dictionary

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xenophanic: The Greek originating adjective refers to poets who use satire and witticism.

Y

yard: During the Renaissance period the yard was the area in the centre of the theatre, where groundlings stood.

Z

zeugma: A figure of speech where a single verb (or phrase) is used for more than one clause in the sentence yet is only suited to one of those clauses.

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