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Allegoría er trópr sá, er annat merkir en mælt er, sem Sveinn kvað:
114. Þar kemr lyngs en lǫngum
lind vanði mik strindar
lævi á til sævar.
Þat skal svá skilja, at hann lyktar svá því efni, er hann vildi í kvæðinu hafa sem áin kemr til sævar. Þat er óeiginlig líking milli árinnar ok kvæðisins.
Allegoria is the tropus which carries a meaning other than the literal sense of the words used, as Sveinn said: [...] It should be understood from this, that, just as the river flows into the sea, so is he concluding the theme which is the subject of his poem. This is an improper comparison between the river and his verse.
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