Prothalamion (15 words)

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


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A name coined by Edmund Spenser for a poem announcing a marriage. (C.f. epithalamion.)

Editors. "Prothalamion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 21 October 2016.]

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