HARD Poetry

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unstressed, stressed


stressed, unstressed


unstressed, unstressed, stressed


stressed, unstressed, unstressed


a pause caused by a foot that does not fit the meter


stressed, stressed


unstressed, unstressed


A term that describes a line of poetry that ends with a natural pause often indicated by a mark of punctuation.


the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.

free verse

unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern

blank verse

unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)


using a part of something to represent the whole thing


Sustitute name, the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it


an apparently contradictory statement that actually contains some truth


conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')


a short lyric on love or nature


an extra unaccented syllable at the beginning of a line before the regular meter begins


a sad or mournful poem on a single subject


a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation


verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message

falling meter

Poetic meters such as trochaic and dactylic that move or fall from a stressed to an unstressed syllable.

rising meter

Poetic meters such as iambic and anapestic that move or ascend from an unstressed to a stressed syllable.

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