just one solid block of print
A pair of lines of verse, usually rhymed and of the same number of feet.
A three-line stanza. When all three lines rhyme the tercet is a triplet.
A four line stanza.
5 line stanza
6 line stanza
7 line stanza
8 line stanza
a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes, being in the strict or Italian form divided into a major group of 8 lines (the octave) followed by a minor group of 6 lines (the sestet), and in a common English form into 3 quatrains followed by a couplet.
song like, ode, sonnett: short, musical, elegant, elevated style
folksy, song-like poem
uplifting prayer like
lamenting, a funerary song when someone has just died
commemorating someone's death from a distance
slice-of life, snapshot, frozen motion
a eulogy/laudation,encomium, panegyric
high praise of a certain place or usually dead person
short, witty poem dealing with a single problems
agonizing over one's personal pains and problems
rousing the reader to right the wrongs of the world
deliberately poor, irregular, irreverent poetry
limericks, street language
frace, low comedy, ridicules something
rogue rascal poem usually vulgar, crude
designating or pertaining to the poetry of an early group of 17th-century English poets, notably John Donne, whose characteristic style is highly intellectual and philosophical and features intensive use of ingenious conceits and turns of wit
past, present, future? month? day? Year? Morning? Night? Winter? Summer?
physical or non physical
no time setting
voice or persona
1. Omniscient (all knowing, eye in the sky) or 1st person 2. Non Human (desk)
contains NO rhyme scheme, Shakespeare began this
last word in each line can be perfect rhyme of near, or half. Often, poets create a rhyme scheme
rhthym: no consistent rhythm pattern (nor rhyme scheme)
deliberate, consistent, following a pattern
/ up beat
U down beat
a foot of two syllables, a short followed by a long in quantitative meter, or an unstressed followed by a stressed in accentual meter, as in Come live / with me / and be / my love.
metrical foot consisting of a stressed and unstressed syllable, such as Pe-ter. This type of foot often appears in nursery rhymes.
a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables
a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')
unaccented 1st beat on a line 1beat/foot
a poetic rhythm that imitates the rhythm of speech
metaphor: He's a..... similie: He's like a.....
repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more sucessive lines or stanzas
addressing some absent third person "Oh Goodness! Hear my voice" "People, People, come one and all"
beating around the bush, not stating directly "he passed away= he died"
Bang, kaBoom, Bam,...repititon of a sound
in the street stood he
the situation is the opposite of what one would expect
whale road= ocean
a part symbolizes the whole
repeated sets of lines, usually at the end of stanzas just like in some songs
parable or allegory
an earthly story with a heavenly meaning
line of poetry in which the idea is not completed by "wraps around" to the next line
"blushing crow" instead of "crushing blow"
theme: all the central things to ones daily existance, how should we live, what happens when we die
written for entertainment, DO NOT confuse with light seriousness