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a poem that explores or presents the poet's views of what poetry is or how one should write it
japanese poetic form consisting of 3 short lines in which the first and last have 5 syllables and the middle has 7
a line containing 5 feet in which an unstressed syllable is always followed by a stress
unmetrical verse: lines that are not measured or counted for the number of accents or syllables; lines that are free of meter
figure of speech in which a thing is represented by something closely associated with it like "the White House" to represent the president of the US
rhetorical device in which several successive lines, phrases, clauses, or sentences begin with the same word or phrase
language that uses figures of speech such as simile and metaphor to compare one thing to another
text discovered in some nonpoetic setting (such as ads), removed from its contexts and presented as a poem
the use of a words that imitates the sound of what the word means like splat, sizzle, and buzz
a comparison that uses a linking word (such as: like or as) to make the likeness clear. similar to metaphor, but a metaphor does not use linking words
also called calligramme or concrete poem: a poem in which the words or letters form a typographical picture, either imitating how something looks or suggesting what the subject does
a long narrative poem that tells a story central to the myths and beliefs of a people (Homer's "The Odyssey")
figure of speech in which a part of something indicates the whole (think "nech" as part of the body) such as "talking head" for television commentator ir "mouthpiece" for lawyer
14 line poem (about) usually rhymed, usually iambic pentameter, often presenting an argument and perhaps a romantic plea
an expression that combines opposite and contradictory qualities, seemingly nonsensical but capturing some psychological or emotional extreme of ambivalence
(think what's written on one's grave) verses that commemorate a person or group of people who have died
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