HARD Poetry

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iamb

unstressed, stressed

trochee

stressed, unstressed

anapest

unstressed, unstressed, stressed

dactyl

stressed, unstressed, unstressed

caesura

a pause caused by a foot that does not fit the meter

spondee

stressed, stressed

pyrrhus

unstressed, unstressed

end-stopped

A term that describes a line of poetry that ends with a natural pause often indicated by a mark of punctuation.

enjambed

the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.

free verse

unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern

blank verse

unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)

synecdoche

using a part of something to represent the whole thing

metonomy

Sustitute name, the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it

paradox

an apparently contradictory statement that actually contains some truth

oxymoron

conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')

madrigal

a short lyric on love or nature

anacrusis

an extra unaccented syllable at the beginning of a line before the regular meter begins

elegy

a sad or mournful poem on a single subject

epigram

a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation

acrostic

verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message

falling meter

Poetic meters such as trochaic and dactylic that move or fall from a stressed to an unstressed syllable.

rising meter

Poetic meters such as iambic and anapestic that move or ascend from an unstressed to a stressed syllable.

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