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blason

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Linguistics.

A genre of descriptive poetry, closely connected with the emblem. It has its origins in 15th‐c. poetry and heraldry, was practised principally in the 16th c., but lasted well into ...

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emblazon

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‘Emblazon’ (as distinct from ‘blazon’) is a heraldic term meaning to represent, portray, or display conspicuously and colourfully, which is applied to such things as coats of arms. The term...

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emblem

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A heraldic device or symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family. The word is recorded from the late 16th century (as a verb), and comes from Latin emblema ‘...

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heraldry

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The study of coats of arms worn for individual identification, and of the accessories of crests, badges, mottoes, and flags that accompanied them. Its origins are military. Soldiers in...

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impresa

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An emblem used in Italy during the Renaissance as a personal badge by princes, scholars, and other prominent persons.

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Rémy Belleau

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1528–77),

French poet and member of the Pléiade, born in Nogent-le-Rotrou and educated at the Collège de Boncourt in Paris, where his teachers included Muret. In 1556 he published...

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