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  • n. A turning; a time; -- chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated.
  • n. A volte
  • n. A turning point or point of change in a poem, most commonly a sonnet.


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  • The phrase “Oh, kinsmen!” right at the volta is the heart of the sonnet not only because it brings in the word “men,” but also because it does so through the word “kinsmen,” emphasizing that it is only in their sense of brotherhood that the prisoners will find the strength they need to prevail.

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  • This is called a volta or literally a "turn" in ideas.

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  • We are all familiar with politicians whose principles are, ah, flexible, but this is the kind of volta face that gives cynicism a bad name.

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  • In a traditional sonnet, there is usually a turning point, sometimes called a "volta": the poem changes tone or perspective in order to start moving to a solution.

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  • Usando esta máquina o gato Cooper que vive com um casal de realizadores de Seattle, USA tornou-se num fotógrafo documentando o mundo à sua volta.

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  • A Chupa-chups aproveitou a parte de trás das placas de estrada de Frankfurt para comunicar a marca na época da volta às aulas.

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  • - Evento: no dia 20 de Julho, o Moonpander será enviado de volta à Lua.


  • Artistas nacionais e internacionais são convidados para intervir com os espaços à medida que os encontram, bem como com o ambiente fisíco e cultural à sua volta.

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  • A roda tem 100 metros de altura e leva os carros "a dar uma volta".

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  • Alle sue spalle il twin della SEC formato da Terrence Cody, Alabama, e Brandon Spikes, Florida, che rinsaldano ancora una volta la rivalit stagionale tra Tyde e Gators.

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