the final rhyming sounds are close but not the same
the reppition of vowel sounds in a group of words
a narrative poem that depends on regular verse patterns and strong rhymes for its effort
Verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter -- that is, with each line usually containing five iambs, which consist of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
The suggested meanings of a word or phrase; the meanings and feelings that have become associated with the word, in addition to its explicit meaning.
A metaphor which has become so commonplace that it has lost its force, and we forget that it is not literally true.
he explicit meaning of a word, as listed in a dictionary.
A writer's choice of words.
a type of dramatic poem in which only one cahracter speaks
a poem in which one or more characters speak
A lyric poem which expresses mourning, usually over the death of an individual.
places the rhyme sounds at the end of the line of verse.
A long narrative poem that usually centers on a single important character who embodies the values of a particular society.
words that look like they should rhyme but do not
a ballad that originates as an anonymous song and is passed on orally before being written down (typically, the author is unknown).
Poetry that does not have a fixed line length, stanza form, rhyme scheme, or meter.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration or overstatement for effect.
a metaphor that does not directly tell us that one thing is another different thing.
repeats sounds within the lines of verse.
The reversal of the usual order of words in a sentence.
Language that states facts or ideas directly.
a ballad composed by a known writer.
The regular pattern of rhythm -- that is, of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of verse.
usually consists of one stressed syllable and one or more unstressed syllables
the main idea or most distinctive quality of a work of art
A grouping of eight lines of verse, as in the first eight lines of a Petrarchan (or Italian) sonnet.
The use of a word whose sound imitates or reinforces its meaning.
A statement that appears to be contradictory yet contains some element of truth.
A lyric poem of fourteen lines, written in iambic pentameter, with an octave (first eight lines) that establishes a position or problem, and a sestet (last six lines) that resolves it.
inversion used in a poem
Traditionally, poetry is language arranged in lines with a regular rhythm and often with a definite rhyme scheme. Experimental poetry often does away with regular patterns of meter and rhyme, but it usually is set up in lines.
A group of four lines of verse which are unified in thought and sometimes in rhym
One or more words, phrases, or lines that are repeated regularly in a poem, usually at the end of each stanza.
The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all succeeding sounds in words that appear close together in verse.
The pattern of rhymes in a stanza or poem.
In language, the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables.
determinig the metrical pattern of a line
The final six lines of a Petrarchan (or Italian) sonnet.
A lyric poem of fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter, with three quatrains and a concluding couplet.
A lyric poem having fourteen rhymed lines, usually written in iambic pentameter
The voice in a poem
A group of related lines that forms a division of a poem or a song.