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AUBADE The aubade branched out from the alba (lament of lovers parting at dawn) tradition. Though the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, the aubade developed into a broader category of dawn or morning poems, including poems designed to greet the dawn, celebrate the dawn, or simply express a morning-time love. The aubade has no standard verse format. Geoffrey Chaucer's Troi-lus and Criseyde contains several aubades—for example: "And day they gonnen to despise al newe, / Callyng it traitour, enuyous, and worse" (T&C, 3.1699-1700).
AUREATION From the Latin aureus for "gold," aureation is the practice of making language "golden" through the use of elaborate vocabulary and intricate syntax, the result of which is a grandiloquent and ornate poetic diction. Some of the English poets of the 15th century, particularly John Lydgate and Stephen Hawes (fl. 1502-1521), and many of the Scottish Chaucerians, including Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, and Gavin Douglas, favored aureate diction and wrote using ornamental language full of vernacular coinages of Latin words.
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