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A lyric poem that is:
Fourteen lines long
Written in iambic pentameter
Faithful to a strict pattern of stanza division and rhyme scheme
3 quatrains, 1 couplet (stanza division)
abab, cdcd, efef, gg (rhyme scheme)
Reference to a historically or culturally significant event, person, place, literary work, or work of art
A dramatic form of discourse (talking) in which a character talks to himself or herself revealing his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.
Type of irony that occurs when the audience or reader is aware of a circumstance about which the character involved is unaware
A word or expression used in a given context so that it can be understood in two ways, especially when one meaning is "indelicate," or risque
A release of emotional or other tension resulting from a comic episode planted in the midst of serious or tragic elements in a drama.
- a comparison of two unlike things, often uses a " to be" verb and does NOT use like or as
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