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Arts and Humanities
Poetry: Genres & Forms
Terms in this set (20)
a poem that tells an exciting story and derives from the folk song
a poem whose structure or subject mirrors blues music
a poem that uses space pattern and/or sound to bring attention to the visual, concrete properties of its subject
a poem of two rhymed lines
poetry written in dialogue or monologue in which the poet takes on an objective persona distinct from him/herself
a poem that laments or mourns the dead.
a short, witty poem
a long, serious narrative poem concerning heroic figures
piece of writing not intended as poetry whose poetic aspect is arranged by the "finder"
a short 3-line poem with typically 5/7/5 syllables. [See also renga, tanka]
fun 5-lines in which lines 1, 2, and 5 contain 3 beats and rhyme, and lines 3 and 4 contain 2 beats and thyme.
list poem (also called a "catalogue" poem)
dates back to ancient times: uses repetition and description
often written in the first person, the poem focses on inner experience not outward story
a poem written to commemorate a specific occasion, such as Yeats' "Easter 1916" or, possibly, Donne's "Nocturnal upon St Lucy's Day".
a poem of exalted emition that celebrates someone or something
a poem that depicts an imaginary life in country filled with happy shepherds (pastor in Latin) etc.
a poem of 6 unrhymed stanzas of 6 lines each in which words at end of first stanza lines repeat throughout the rest of poem. Ends with 3 line stanza.
a 14-line poem invented in 12th century Italy whose forme is reinterpreted by Petrarch, Shakespeare, etc.
poem of 3-line stanzas (tercets) with aba bab cdc ded scheme
6 stanzas: 1st 5 are 3 lines, last stanza is 4 lines; 1st line and last line take turns repeating with aba thyme scheme throughout
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