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Poetry RT

words from Highwayman, Creation, Cremation of Sam McGee, Charge of the Light Brigade

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galleonn. a heavy sailing ship used for war or commerce by the Spanish from the 15th - 18th centuries
claretn. a dark purplish red
ostlern. hostler - one who takes care of horses
bonnyadj. attractive
harryv. to force to move along by harrassing
casementn. a window sash that opens on hinges at the side
sniggeringv. snickering - to laugh in a covert or partly concealed manner
doggereln. any poorly executed attempt at poetry
coupletn. two lines of verse with similar end rhymes
balladn. a form of verse adapted for singing or recitation, usually about a dramatic episode
leaguen. unit of distance from about 2.4 - 4.6 miles
brigaden. a large body of troops
blunderv. to make a mistake through stupidity, ignorance or carelessness
sunderedv. to break apart or break in two
spanglingv. to sparkle
moilv. to work hard, to swirl or churn
ghastlyadv. terrifyingly horrible to the senses
derelictadj. abandoned especially by owner or occupant
grislyadj. inspiring horror or intense fear
elegyn. a sustained and formal poem setting forth the poety's meditation on death or upon a grave theme

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