a storytelling poem (narrative poem) that uses regular patterns of rhythms and strong rhymes and is generally meant to be sung.
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
recognizable beat and rhythmic flow of phrase
two lines of verse that form a unit alone or as part of a poem, especially two that rhyme and have the same meter
a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, esp. a funeral song or a lament for the dead. Particularly for someone famous or important to the writer.
A long narrative poem written in formal style and meant to be read aloud that relates the deeds of heroes.
two or more syllables that together make up the smallest unit of rhythm in a poem
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
a metrical foot in poetry that has an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable
a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet
A short poem wherein the poet expresses an emotion or illuminates some life principle in a musical way
term that designates the number of feet to a line in poetry
poetry that tells a story and is usually longer than lyric poetry
a lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exalted feelings toward the subject
A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.
the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse
a word, phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated in a poem, usually at the end of each stanza
repetition of sounds that appear close to one another in a poem
a musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables or by the repetition of other sound patterns in a line of poetry.
the individual whose voice seems to be speaking the lines in a poem
Fourteen-line lyric poem that is usually written in iambic pentameter and that has one of several rhyme schemes.
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit; a division of a poem that is often referred to as a "paragraph of poetry"
the attitude the writer takes toward his or her subject
a metrical foot used in formal poetry. It consists of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed one