World War One Poetry Vocabulary

Bar
the practicing members of the legal profession in a given community

Spurn
to reject with disdain; scorn. To treat with contempt; despise.

Consecrate
to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: To make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow. To devote or dedicate to some purpose.

Steel
to render insensible, inflexible, unyielding, determined, etc

Bugle
a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet and sometimes having keys or valves, used typically for sounding military signals

Serene
calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled

Dearth
an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack of

Lack
to be without or deficient in

Wage
money that is paid or received for work or services, as by the hour, day, or week

Metaphor
a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied o something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest resemblance

Personification
the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure

Sonnet
a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes, being in the strict or Italian form divided into a major group of 8 lines followed by a minor group of 6 lines, and in a common English form into 3 quatrains followed by a couplet

Strive
to exert oneself vigorously; try hard: To make strenuous efforts toward any goal: To contend in opposition, battle, or any conflict; compete.

Brazen
shameless or impudent

Frenzy
extreme mental agitation; wild excitement or derangment