Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I had to go back to my Word-a-Day Calendar for words this week. I chose these words because they both have something to do with poetry.
1. amphigory – “The children delighted in the book’s amphigory and in the bright, colorful illustrations that accompanied the foolish rhymes.”
Amphigory is a noun that means a nonsense verse or composition.
2. eclogue – “Modern critics tend to have little tolerance for the idealized world of the old eclogues, in which poverty is bathed in golden light.”
Eclogue is a noun that means a poem in which shepherds converse. I’m amazed that there’s a word for a poem as specific as that.