Eng1020E September 22, 2011
Blason – a rationally ordered poem of praise or blame, proceeding detail by detail.
E.g. Bartholomew Griffin (1596)
o blazon du corps feminine – an ecomium (formal, high-flown form of
praise) for one’s beloved
Petrarchan Conceit – a very elaborate (sometimes false) comparison
Focuses heavily on colour imagery, repetition of diction (e.g. “more”),
Structure: The quatrains do not change arg