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Í trópum skal þrjá hluti hugsa ok varðveita, fyrst framfæring sagnarinnar til annarligrar merkingar, þar næst óeiginlig samjafnan tveggja hluta, en í þriðja stað skal hugsa nauðsyn ok fegrð, er trópinn gerir.
In tropi three things should be considered and preserved; firstly the transfer of words to another meaning, secondly the improper canparison between two things, and thirdly the need should be considered of the stylistic beauty which the tropus provides.
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