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Prove Your Poetic Prowess With This Quiz On Poetry Terms

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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

"Um, that's better," admitted Grace, while the girls craned their necks for a better view of the horseman.
Kano's transient flowers were grown, for the most part in pots, and these his daughter Um-ko loved to tend.
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Um-ko and her father were well known at the temple, and worshipped often before its golden altars.
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She peered at first into Um's room for there, indeed, lay the core of old Mata's heart.
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Kano heard a man's deep tones, Mata's thin voice answering an enquiry, and then the soft murmur of Um's words.
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"Rice and fish will soon honorably eventuate," Um assured him as she went back, smiling, into the kitchen.
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In another week the gentle Um began to grow pale and silent under the small tyrannies of her father.
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So still was the place that the caged cricket hanging from the eaves of Um's distant room beat time like an elfin metronome.
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Um-ko sat motionless against the silver fusuma, an ivory image, crowned and robed in shimmering gray.
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Um could reach the highest shelf without standing on an inverted rice-pot, or the even more precarious fish-cleaning bench.
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WORDS RELATED TO UM

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obnubilateverb (used with object) | [ob-noo-buh-leyt, -nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION