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Satan

Satan, or the Devil, plays various evil roles in ancient and modern literature and in Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Zoroastrian religious traditions. Satan is an opponent of God and of those seeking t…

Satan

in Hebrew, means enemy. “To whom the Arch-enemy (And hence in heaven called Satan).” Milton: Paradise Lost, bk. i. 81, 82. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Br…

Satanic

The Satanic School. So Southey called Lord Byron and his imitators, who set at defiance the generally received notions of religion. Of English writers, Byron, Shelley, Moore, and Bulwer are…

Satan's Journey to Earth

(Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 418 to the end). He starts from Hell, and wanders a long time about the confines of the Universe, where he sees Chaos and Limbo. The Universe is a vast extended…

Heroic Verse

That verse in which epic poetry is generally written. In Greek and Latin it is hexameter verse, in English it is ten-syllable iambic verse, either in rhymes or not; in Italian it is the ott…

Leonine Verses

properly speaking, are either hexameter verses, or alternate hexameter and pentameter verses, rhyming at the middle and end of each respective line. These fancies were common in the 12th ce…

Macaronic Verse

Verses in which foreign words are ludicrously distorted and jumbled together, as in Porson's lines on the threatened invasion of England by Napoleon. (Lingo drawn for the Militia.) So calle…

Sibylline Verses

When the Sibylline books were destroyed (see above), all the floating verses of the several Sibyls were carefully collected and deposited in the new temple of Jupiter. Augustus had some 2,0…

Winter Verse

Winter Verse A selection of quotations pondering the chill winds and quiet thoughts of winter Compiled by Ann-Marie Imbornoni Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives…

Blank Verse

English verse without rhyme. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894BlanketBlank Practice A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y …