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Poetry

language that uses figures of speech and imagery to appeal to the reader's emotions and imagination

lyric

poetry that expresses speaker's emotions or thoughts and does not tell a story

epic

long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero

ballad

song or song-like poem that tells a story
most ballads have a regular pattern of rhythm and rhyme and uses simple language and repetition

rhyme

repetition of accented vowels sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem.

rhythm

musical quality in language, produced by repetition

meter

a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry

blank verse

the poem is unrhymed

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