verse consisting of unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter.
syllable in which emphasis is placed
syllable in which no emphasis is placed
regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
brief nonfiction pieces characterized by a relaxed, conversational style and structure.
remarkable period marked by the first time that African American artists were taken seriously by the culture at large.
a nonfiction account of a writer's life told in his or her own words.
the attitudes and customs of the culture in which the writer lived.
the voice of a poem
a comparison between two seemingly dissimilar things that does not use a connecting word such as like or as
a comparison that is developed throughout several line or an entire poem
descriptive language that appeals to the senses.